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McDonald, Lonnie R. – Reading Improvement, 2010
How does one move graduate candidates into "advocates"? The journey started with researching study groups to build collaboration, then to an understanding of "advocacy" and its uses, finally the act of becoming advocates for a cause. The ultimate gain was the professional growth observed in the graduate candidates and a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Educational Trends, Oral Reading, Advocacy
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Huffman, Stephanie P.; Thurman, Glenda – Reading Improvement, 2007
The intent of the research is to focus attention on the existence and use of selection policies and to analyze selection policies to determine their thoroughness and currency. Professional guidelines and experts in the field offer direction on the selection of materials and criteria on dealing with challenges in the school library media center.…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Guidelines, Library Services, Selection Tools
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Huffman, Stephanie; Thurman, Glenda; Thomas, Leisa Kim – Reading Improvement, 2005
This study examines the effects of block scheduling on secondary school library media centers across the state of Arkansas. Specifically, this study addresses the impact that block scheduling has on the school library media center in the areas of time, resources, and productivity for both students and library media staff. This study is needed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Scheduling, Elementary Secondary Education