Curriculum Connections Through the Library

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Barbara K. Stripling, Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Libraries Unlimited, 2003 - Education - 229 pages
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Educators have wrestled with the delineation of important curriculum content for decades. What is important, and how can the school library help? Written by well-known educators and school librarians, this new work--the second in the Principles and Practice Series--explores educational principles and research, and connects national curriculum trends to current library practice. The book features eleven chapters, illustrated throughout with tables and figures. Each chapter explains major concepts and standards involved with curriculum development, instruction, and assessment, and presents real-life examples of effective practice.

An essential compendium filled with research and best practice, this volume provides important insight into the underlying principles of successful teaching and learning in the school library media center. Educators and library practitioners will gain a better understanding of the library media center's pivotal role and learn how best to empower students to become independent and lifelong learners.

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Fostering Thinking Across the Curriculum
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BARBARA K. STRIPLING is currently Director of Library Programs for New Visions for Public Schools, a local education fund in New York City. She has been a classroom teacher of English and drama, a school library media specialist for grades K-12, Library Power Director in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a Director of Instructional Services for the Fayetteville, Arkansas, public schools. She is the auhtor or editor of three books: Braistorms and Blueprints: Teaching Library Research as a Thinking Process, Libraries for the National Education Goals, and Learning and Libraries in an Information Age: Principles and Practice. She is a former president of the American Association of School Librarians and is currently serving on the Executive Board of the American Library Association.

SANDRA HUGHES-HASSELL is Assistant Professor in the College of Information Science & Technology at Drexel University. In her 20-year career, she has also been an elementary school teacher, a school library media specialist, and director of the Philadelphia Library Power Project. In her current research and teaching, she focuses on resources and services to youth and the instructional role of the information specialist. She is currently co-principal investigator on a 2002 National Leadership Grant focused on understanding the information-seeking behavior of urban young adults.

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