International Association
of School Librarianship

IASL Research Abstracts: 211

Haycock, K. (2007). Collaboration: Critical Success Factors for Student Learning. United States of America.

Several studies identify collaboration between classroom teachers and teacher-librarians as a key factor that affects student achievement. Studies in teacher-librarianship have established procedures and processes for effective collaboration. This study examines collaboration from a broader theoretical and research perspective, beginning with 20 factors that specifically influence successful collaborations. These are clustered in six areas: factors related to the environment, to membership characteristics, to process and structure, to communication, to purpose, and to resources. Research from teacher-librarianship is then applied to substantiate and reinforce the factors and provide context for successful collaboration and thus effect on students’ learning in schools.

School Libraries Worldwide, 13(1), 25-35.

Subject categories: 3, 6, 19, 22

Abstract submitted by Rachel Pultusker, University of Michigan.

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