Connecting Libraries with Classrooms: The Curricular Roles of the Media Specialist

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 - Education - 122 pages
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The role and responsibilities of the library media specialist in the 21st century continue to expand. Since the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act, music education in many schools has declined or even been eliminated. An increasing percentage of students in the United States have a primary language other than English. Nearly every state now utilizes supplemental or full-time online programs for K-12 students.

This latest version of Connecting Libraries with Classrooms: The Curricular Roles of the Media Specialist is intended to help school librarians to collaborate with teachers in subject areas, meet the needs of special groups of students, and be fully aware of important educational trends.

The first chapter covers collaboration and partnerships within the school setting, providing a background for the subsequent subject matter. The balance of the book addresses the role of the school librarian in the modern K-12 curriculum. This information is organized into the curricula of reading, music, and English as a second language; three groups of special students (students with autism, highly mobile students, and LGBT students); and critical trends in education---Web 2.0, distance education, and inclusion. This resource is an invaluable aid for practicing school librarians and serves as a core textbook for pre-service school librarians.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Collaboration and Partnerships
1
Subject Areas and the Media Specialist
12
Chapter 2 Reading in the Elementary School
13
Chapter 3 Music in the Middle School
25
Chapter 4 English as a Second Language in the High School
35
Learning More about Subject Areas
45
Special Groups of Students and the School Librarian
47
Chapter 5 Students Who Are Autistic
49
Learning More about Special Groups of Students
81
Educational Trends and the School Librarian
82
Chapter 8 Web 20
83
Chapter 9 Distance Education
91
Chapter 10 Inclusion
99
Conclusions
108
References
109
Suggested Activities
110

Conclusions
57
Suggested Activities
58
Chapter 6 Highly Mobile Students
59
Chapter 7 Students with Gay Lesbian Bisexual or Transgender Orientations
71
Learning More about Educational Trends
111
Bibliography
113
Index
121
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Kay Bishop is associate professor of library and information studies at the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. She has written four books, two that address school librarianship, and has written numerous journal articles about youth services in school and public libraries. Bishop has 20 years of experience as a school librarian in various settings.

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