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(1998). Teams or Torture?: Creating a Climate for Collaboration. This paper profiles a school-based attempt to provide comprehensive, integrated services to early childhood students with special needs via a collaborative, team approach. In addition to describing an integrated therapy team (ITT) application of the comprehensive, integrated services approach, the report: (1) describes how this ITT attempt affected the students' learning environment and the delivery of services to students with special needs; (2) describes and analyzes the roles that team members, collaborative planning, and leadership skills played in this ITT initiative; (3) identifies variables within the school environment and culture which impeded or facilitated this attempt to provide comprehensive, integrated services to learners with special needs; (4) describes and analyzes the role that professional development played in this ITT initiative; and (5) offers recommendations regarding the collaborative skills and environmental variables essential for successful attempts to provide comprehensive, integrated services to learners with special needs. The seven characteristics of schools which support and facilitate the inclusion of special needs students are discussed, including: a sense of community; leadership, high standards; collaboration and cooperation; changing roles and responsibilities; an array of services; and partnerships with parents. (Contains 39 references.) Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
(1999). Unleash the Power! Knowledge – Technology – Diversity: Papers Presented at the Third International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) (28th, Birmingham, Alabama, November 10-14, 1999). Papers presented at this forum were grouped under the following four broad themes: "Unleash the Power!,""Powerful Roles,""Powerful Partnerships," and "Powerful Technologies." Also included is the paper that won the Takeshi Murofushi Research Award, "Implementing Flexible Scheduling in Elementary Libraries" (Joy H. McGregor). Titles and authors of the papers are as follows: (1) "Connecting Marketing and Implementation Research and Library Program Development: A Case Study of the Implementation of National [U.S.] Guidelines and Standards" (Ken Haycock and Pat Cavill); (2) "The United States National Library Power Program: Research, Evaluation and Implications for Professional Development and Library Education" (Dianne McAfee Hopkins and Douglas L. Zweizig); (3) "Authentic Learning and the Research Processes of Gifted Students" (Kay Bishop); (4) "Treasure Hunt or Torture: Student's Perspectives on Research Projects" (Denise Streitenberger and Joy McGregor); (5) "Meeting Diverse Information Needs: Students with Disabilities" (Jan Murray); (6) "The Impact of Whole Language on Four Elementary School Libraries: Results from a Comparative Case Study" (Sandra Hughes); (7) "Images of Poverty in Contemporary Realistic Fiction for Youth: Preliminary Results of a Content Analysis Using a Social Psychological Conceptual Framework" (Shirley A. Fitzgibbons and Carol L. Tilley); (8) "Young People's Reading and Information Use at the End of the Century" (Sandra Olen, et al.); (9) "Unleashing the Theory: Connecting Learning Theory to Building Information Seeking Skills" (Elizabeth B. Danley, et al.); (10) "Revealing Thinking: Teachers Working Together on Information Literacy" (Penny Moore); (11) "University/School Library Collaborations To Integrate Information Technology into Resource-Based Learning Activities" (Roy H. Doiron); (12) "Assessing Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs about the Role of the Library Media Specialist" (Linda L. Wolcott, et al.); (13) "The Role of the Principal in an Information Literate School Community: Findings from an International Research Project" (Dianne Oberg, et al.); (14) "The Changing Powers of Readers in a Time of New Technology" (Margaret Mackey); (15) "Students and the World Wide Web: Issues of Confidence and Competence" (Jinx Stapleton Watson); (16) "Evaluating Web Sites: A Critical Information Skill" (Ruth V. Small and Marilyn P. Arnone); (17) "Web-Based Instruction for School Library Media Specialists: Unleash the Power of the World Wide Web" (Mary Ann Hindes); (18) "The Use of the Internet in School Libraries: An International and Comparative Survey" (James E. Herring); and (19) "The School Library Web Site: On the Information Highway or Stalled in the Carpark?" (Laurel A. Clyde). [More] Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries