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ERIC Number: EJ927399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
School Librarians: The Forgotten Partners
Canter, Lora Lee Smith; Voytecki, Karen; Zambone, Alana; Jones, Jami
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v43 n3 p14-20 Jan-Feb 2011
Collaboration between special and general educators is not only essential; the 2004 Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004) mandates this collaboration. Special educators must forge partnerships with general educators to create inclusive school environments for all students. Although collaboration between these professionals has increased while they address such issues as accountability, achievement, and effective use of dwindling resources, these collaborative efforts often leave out a key player: The school librarian is this forgotten partner. Despite the value of the school library, neither special education teachers nor general education teachers typically form working partnerships with school librarians. This article illustrates the importance of collaboration between teachers and school librarians and highlights the possible benefits to students and faculty. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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