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Title: Teacher Professional Development and the Role of the Teacher Librarian
Contributor(s): Bainbridge, Joyce (author); Carbanaro, Mike (author); Wolodko, Brenda  (author)
Publication Date: 2002
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Abstract: Recent media coverage focused attention on a perceived "crisis" in Canada's school libraries. Research findings in the U.S. have consistently shown positive relationships between student achievement and the presence of well-staffed and well-stocked school libraries. In Alberta, Canada, the number of qualified teacher-librarians has decreased drastically over the last twenty years. A web-based survey of 170 Alberta elementary teachers, and follow-up telephone interviews with fourteen teachers, revealed that 60% of respondents' schools had no teacher-librarian. As a result, teachers acknowledged a need for increased professional support in selecting materials, planning instructional units, and accessing resources.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, v.6
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Place of Publication: Calgary, Canada
ISSN: 1206-9620
Field of Research (FOR): 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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