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Linking Literacy: The Role of the Teacher Librarian in Literacy Education

In this research report, conceptions of the involvement of teacher librarians in the literacy education of students in Years 1 to 7 were sought using focus group methodology. Focus group discussions were held with groups of primary class teachers and groups of primary teacher librarians.

The teacher librarian's professional focus is expressed by the respondents in many different ways, indicating that the involvement of the teacher librarian in literacy education can be widespread and varied. Resources, curriculum, professional development, environment, assessment and evaluation were highlighted as areas in which this involvement can occur. This has important implications for student learning, staffing of school libraries, training of teachers and teacher librarians, the position of teacher librarian within the school and for areas beyond literacy education.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: Charles Sturt University, Centre for Information Studies
Place of Publication: Wagga Wagga, NSW
Resource Type: Monograph
ISSN: 1038-5355
ISBN: 0949060291
Publication Year: 1995
Subject Covered: Library & information sciences; Primary education