Tales Out of the School Library: Developing Professional Dispositions (Paperback)
  • Tales Out of the School Library: Developing Professional Dispositions (Paperback)

Tales Out of the School Library: Developing Professional Dispositions (Paperback)

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Paperback 135 Pages / Published: 23/12/2009
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This groundbreaking book about developing the professional dispositions of school librarians uses three fictionalized librarians to serve as authentic models addressing familiar topics and situations.

* Features a foreword by Theodore R. Sizer, an educational reform scholar, who developed the fictionalized nonfiction style of writing about Horace Smith, an amalgam of the teachers Sizer met crossing the country during his cross-country research of the practices found in American high schools in the 1980s

* Offers follow-up questions and answers that drive home the lessons of each tale, plus discussion questions

* Presents an annotated bibliography of additional helpful readings

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591588320
Number of pages: 135
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 10 mm

"The book can be used in workshops, seminars, informal group discussions, or private reflections by librarians to redefine their roles. For those school librarians or professional libraries wanting a companion volume to Standards for the 21st Century Learner this would be a welcome resource. Recommended." - Library Media Connection
"This book is not so much about whether current learners are digital natives or not, or part of the net generation, but rather answers the question, how should school librarians conduct themselves in their teaching, communicating, and leading roles in light of the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner? In addition, what factors make an exemplary school librarian who will not only inspire students, but also nurture needed dispositions in them? The authors begin by introducing the theoretical framework of dispositions in the field of education. Then the fun begins. Readers are introduced to three fictional, yet very realistic school librarians in a series of thought-provoking vignettes that focus on instructional strategies, information literacy, assessment, literacy and reading, diversity, intellectual freedom, communication, advocacy, collaboration, resiliency, leadership, and professional ethics. Each chapter connects to the AASL standards and includes follow-up and discussion questions. All school librarians aiming to become reflective practitioners who model professional dispositions should read this unique book." - School Library Journal

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