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Hamm, Susannah – Library Journal, 2011
A hundred years after Marie Curie received her Nobel Prize in Chemistry, this arm of science is pointing the way to a more sustainable future. Growing movements like green chemistry, which strives to create alternative and new chemical reactions that produce no harmful waste products, and molecular engineering hold great potential for industry,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Encyclopedias, College Libraries, Library Services
Literacy Information and Communication System, 2011
This edition of "'LINCS' Resource Collection News" features the Workforce Competitiveness Collection, covering the topics of workforce education, English language acquisition, and technology. Each month Collections News features one of the three "LINCS" (Literacy Information and Communication System) Resource Collections--Basic…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition, Labor Force
Webre, Elizabeth C. – Online Submission, 2011
An annotated list of children's books published within the last 15 years and related to Louisiana culture, environment, and economics are linked to the Louisiana Content Standards. Readability levels of selected books are included, providing guidance as to whether a book is appropriate for independent student use. The thirty-three books listed are…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Readability, Academic Standards, State Standards
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New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
This chapter provides an annotated bibliography of resources pertaining to international branch campuses (IBCs). This collection of references has been selected to represent the breadth of emerging scholarship on cross-border higher education and is intended to provide further resources on a range of concerns surrounding cross-border higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Journal Articles, Indexing, Annotated Bibliographies
Brantmeier, Cindy, Ed.; Yu, Xiucheng, Ed.; Bishop, Tracy Van, Ed. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2011
This feature offers an archive of articles and books published in other venues during the past year and serves as a valuable tool to readers of "Reading in a Foreign Language" ("RFL"). It treats any topic within the scope of "RFL" and second language reading. The articles are listed in alphabetical order by author,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Brasfield, Jon; Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2011
Courses in the arts develop skills specific to the discipline. Research also suggests that the arts contribute to enhanced attentiveness, engagement in school, communication skills, and critical and divergent thinking. Other studies point out benefits for at-risk students in reducing negative outcomes such as dropout and crime rates. Studies…
Descriptors: Art Education, Learner Engagement, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking
Anderson, Kristin – School Library Journal, 2011
To say that immigration is currently a controversial issue would be an understatement. The media is rife with misinformation and does a very poor job of making the critical distinction between legal and illegal immigration. Because of this, it is vitally important that libraries provide students with clear and unbiased material on the topic. In…
Descriptors: Immigration, Libraries, Access to Information, Fiction
Kamil, Michael – Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2010
Textbooks are the primary mediator of learning in academic settings. As students progress from elementary school to middle and high school, the need to read textbooks becomes ever more critical. Reading instruction has not, until recently, even begun to take this reality into account (Kamil, Lane, & Nicolls, 2004). Rather, reading instruction has…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Textbooks, Reading Instruction
Hadaway, Nancy L.; Young, Terrell A. – Guilford Publications, 2010
Providing practical guidance and resources, this book helps teachers harness the power of children's literature for developing ELLs' literacy skills and language proficiency. The authors show how carefully selected fiction, nonfiction, and poetry can support students' learning across the curriculum. Criteria and guiding questions are presented for…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Locke, Joanne; Panella, Nancy M. – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ1), 2010
In 2001, the Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons (LSDP) Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), published the "International Resource Book for Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons." This publication is a seventy year retrospective which chronicles the history of the Section from 1931 to 2001.…
Descriptors: Library Services, Disadvantaged, Special Libraries, Medical Libraries
Singh, Delar K. – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to provide brief descriptions and links to a number of reputed websites on various topics and issues of special education. The web sites are organized in the following categories: (1) Teaching in Inclusive Classroom, (2) Policies, Procedures, & Process of Special education, (3) Students with High Incidence…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Assistive Technology, Access to Education, Team Teaching
Hector-Mason, Anestine; Bardack, Sarah – American Institutes for Research, 2010
This annotated bibliography represents a first step toward compiling a comprehensive overview of current research on issues related to English language learners (ELLs). It is intended to be a resource for researchers, policymakers, administrators, and educators who are engaged in efforts to bridge the divide between research, policy, and practice…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Attainment, Second Language Learning, Annotated Bibliographies
Mandell, Phyllis Levy – School Library Journal, 2010
Audiobooks are excellent tools to help students build literacy skills as well as improve listening, writing, and vocabulary competencies. In many shared or independent reading situations, audiobooks offer support to reluctant and struggling readers, special-needs students, and English-language learners. They are also embraced by voracious readers.…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Literacy, Librarians, High School Students
Engelfried, Steven – School Library Journal, 2010
Legend has it that when Archimedes made a discovery related to water displacement, he leapt out of a bath declaring, "Eureka!" Whether true or not, the tale serves as a symbol for the notion that a burst of inspiration can lead to an exciting new discovery. Most books about inventions, however, tell a different story. The path from the germ of an…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Intellectual Property, Books, Reading
Coutts, Brian E.; LaGuardia, Cheryl – Library Journal, 2010
The lyrics from the Ervin Drake song made famous by Frank Sinatra, "It Was a Very Good Year," kept coming to mind in 2010, despite the economy. While the quantity of works produced declined, and publishers suffered along with everyone else, there was no diminution in quality. With reduced budgets for collections, librarians were forced to make…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Library Materials, Library Services, Web Sites
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