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Branch-Mueller, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Have you ever wondered about the people teaching the next generation of school library professionals? You probably know that they prepare course outlines, set assignments, and mark papers. They might present at your local or state conferences, or perhaps you know them from their work on committees that promote the new AASL Standards. Maybe you…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Quality of Working Life, Library Schools, Information Science Education
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Gavigan, Karen – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Although their research agendas may vary widely, school library researchers from around the world share the common goal of conducting studies designed to advance the field of school librarianship. International school library scholars are united in their efforts to prove that quality school library programs can have a significant impact on student…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Research, Advocacy, Partnerships in Education
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Mardis, Marcia A.; Kimmel, Sue C.; Pasquini, Laura A. – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The Colorado Study (Lance, Wellborn, and Hamilton-Pennell 1993) and its many replications in other states have demonstrated that when educators and learners had access to a qualified school librarian in the context of a thoughtfully built, adequately resourced, technology rich, and widely accessible school library, learners tended to flourish on…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Science, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
Martin, Crystle – Knowledge Quest, 2017
A growing body of research focuses on the impact of video games and coding on learning. The research often elevates learning the technical skills associated with video games and coding or the importance of problem solving and computational thinking, which are, of course, necessary and relevant. However, the literature less often explores how young…
Descriptors: Video Games, Coding, Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities
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Rothman, Allison – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Demands for school technology innovations, implementation of 1:1 device models, and increased interest in digital media highlight complicated issues such as funding, equity, and decision making for e-book collection development and programming in school libraries. School librarians considering purchase of e-books for school libraries still cannot…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, School Libraries, Public Schools, Educational Technology
Baker, Sheila F.; Willis, Jana – Knowledge Quest, 2016
A new teacher enters the classroom for the first time equipped with teaching strategies, technology-integration models, and classroom experiences acquired during his or her teacher preparation program. These new teachers are often unaware that down the hall exists their greatest resource for today's technologies and their strongest potential…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
McPherson, Heather; Dubé, Margot – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Information literacy (IL) is a multifaceted skill that encompasses information seeking, identifying research questions, finding answers to research questions, and then evaluating and using information appropriately (ALA 2001). Much research has been conducted on the low level of IL found amongst high school students. Failure to make connections…
Descriptors: High School Students, Information Literacy, Action Research, Critical Thinking
Harper, Meghan; Deskins,Liz – Knowledge Quest, 2015
This article describes a collaborative project designed to use action research to assess and advocate for innovative design changes in a school library. The high school library was in its fifth year of service, and yet the layout of the library was not meeting the learning and technological needs of 21st-century high school students. The purpose…
Descriptors: Action Research, School Libraries, Library Development, Advocacy
Richey, Jennifer; Cahill, Maria – Knowledge Quest, 2015
School librarians, professional library literature, and scholarly library literature tout the benefits of schools staffed with certified school librarians. However, recent reductions in library funding and elimination of school library positions suggest stakeholders do not connect the school library program to positive student learning outcomes.…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Evidence, Librarians, Multiple Choice Tests
Rickman, Wendy – Knowledge Quest, 2015
For all students in public and private schools, the need to search for themselves in books and other resources is real and ever-growing. Selection is of prime importance in collection development-second only to de-selection, and with about two and a half million LGBTQQ teens in the U.S., the weight of selection choices that reflect the needs and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Reading Material Selection, Homosexuality
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Smith, Malbert III; Schiano, Anne; Lattanzio, Elizabeth – Knowledge Quest, 2014
We are at a transformative moment in education with the almost universal adoption (forty-five states, the District of Columbia, and four territories) of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). As we move from adoption to implementation of these standards across the country, the climate for educational reform has led to expectations of change that…
Descriptors: State Standards, Program Implementation, Models, Reading Programs
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Stephens, Wendy – Knowledge Quest, 2008
This article presents the results of a research project centered on challenged books, which was used with a twelfth-grade class of mixed ability levels. The study of banned books provided the students an opportunity to engage with literature on a number of levels, generating text-to-self connections by involving students in a discussion centered…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Intellectual Freedom, Action Research, School Libraries
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Tossa, Wajuppa – Knowledge Quest, 2008
Throughout much of northeast Thailand (Isan), Lao is the dominant local language. Today, however, central and official Thai is rapidly becoming the dominant language throughout Isan. It is feared that Thailand may become monocultured and its citizens may lose their diversity in languages and culture. In this article, the author describes a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thai, Sino Tibetan Languages, Language Dominance
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Cho, Kyung Sook; Choi, Dong Seop – Knowledge Quest, 2008
The positive effects of read-alouds and storytelling on literacy development and second-language acquisition have been confirmed many times in the research literature. In addition, there is consistent evidence that in-school free voluntary reading (sustained silent reading) is effective for both first- and second-language acquisition. Trelease…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustained Silent Reading, Silent Reading, Reading Aloud to Others
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Allen, Susan M. – Knowledge Quest, 2007
Every educational institution ought to ensure that students are sufficiently prepared to meet the needs and expectations of the twenty-first-century college, career, and civic environments. Yet technology has seeped into a number of areas from a number of sources without schoolwide consensus on goals, methods, or responsibilities. In this article,…
Descriptors: Schools, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Literacy, Information Skills
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