Date Approved

5-16-2003

Embargo Period

5-3-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Shontz, Marilyn

Subject(s)

Instructional materials centers; Middle school teachers--Attitudes; Sixth grade (Education)

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

This study was designed to discover if fixed or flexible scheduling in library media centers was related to the attitudes and experiences of sixth grade teachers towards library media specialists. Surveys were sent to selected sixth grade teachers working in public schools in Burlington County, New Jersey. Questions were designed to gain information from sixth grade teachers on their attitudes and experiences in regards to planning and team teaching opportunities with the library media specialists, availability of the library media specialist and the library media center during the school day, and the ability of the library media specialist to assist with technology and gathering resources. The results from the surveys showed that flexible scheduling is more prevalent in library media centers that service sixth grade teachers in Burlington County. Data gathered also showed that sixth grade teachers and library media specialists did not collaboratively plan or teach lessons to a large degree with either fixed or flexible scheduling.

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