M.A. in School and Public Librarianship
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Instructional materials centers; Schedules, School
Library and Information Science
Because of dissatisfaction with their programs, two Manchester Township elementary school library media specialists made a change from fixed scheduling to flexible scheduling in their media centers, This project relates the step-by-step process used to make the transformation. Extensive research was conducted and utilized to support the change and to gain endorsement from the administration. Curriculum revision, including the restructuring of research skills, was the next part of the transition. The implementation of the program was a slow, steady process which relied on cooperative planning and the support of the teachers. The last part of this paper includes evaluation and recommendations to enhance the program in its second year. Also included are sample schedules, lesson plans, cooperative planning forms, and other materials used to effectively implement the program.
Enggren, Karen L. and Henderson, Mary P., "Making the transition: fixed to flexible scheduling in elementary school media centers" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 2054.