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One component of the qualitative research phase of the IMLS National Leadership grant is colecting the practices, opinions, and values of three discrete audiences involved in preparing students for 21st century learning--school librarians, teachers, and school administrators. Thi spage will detail how this data was gathered and the results. The primary investigator is Keith Curry Lance, and his colleagues at the RSL Research Group, Louisville, Colorado.
This research conducted by RSL Research Group is similar to these two statewide school library impact studies.
Questions from the Three Online Surveys
Separate online surveys were created for three educator groups--school administrators, teachers, and school librarians. They were queried about the practices, activities, and roles of school librarians and how well the school library program addressed the AASL 21st Century Learner Standards and the PA/Common Core Standards.
The surveys were administered in March and April 2012. 950 teachers surveys were used; 597 school librarian; and 295 school administrators.
Survey Results Analyzed
Chapter 7 of the final report by Keith Curry Lance and Bill Schwarz entitled How Pennsylvvania School Libraries Pay Off: Investments in Student Acheivement and Academic Standards relates the findings from the three educator surveys. The chapter is interspersed with comments made in response to the open-ended questions.