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A Decade of Promises: Discourses on Twenty-first-Century Schools in Library Policy and Research

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Title: A Decade of Promises: Discourses on Twenty-first-Century Schools in Library Policy and Research
Author(s): Hoffman, Ellen S.; Mardis, Marcia A.
Subject(s): Library and information science School libraries School libraries -- Aims and objectives -- United States School libraries -- United States -- Planning
Abstract: Prior to the mid-1970s, policy simply meant planning. Over time, policy studies have shifted from predominantly empirical approaches to more diverse methods emanating from postmodern and critical perspectives. More recently, the themes of equity, school choice, and social background (rather than meritocracy) have mixed with current discourses of centralization/decentralization, diversity/uniformity, and curriculum standardization in policy debate. The knowledge base of information technologies and resources held by school librarians can play a positive role in establishing successful policy frameworks for technology planning and implementation at school and district levels.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In Library Trends 58 (1) Summer 2009: 109-120.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2009 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-09-01

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