ASA: Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun

ASA: Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun: The Current State of Play in Children’s Literature In her 2018 Australian Society of Authors’ Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture, presented on November 3 in Sydney, Jacqueline Harvey talks about the importance of reading, gender in literature, and the role that librarians, teachers, and parents have in encouraging reading. You can read … Continue reading ASA: Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun

Report: What the Staff in Australia’s Schools surveys tells us about teachers working in school libraries

Report: What the Staff in Australia's Schools surveys tell us about teachers working in school libraries This report analyses the 2007, 2010 and 2013 Staff in Australia's Schools (SiAS) survey results to produce profiles of primary and secondary teachers who are working in a library role. It compares the findings about numbers of teachers working … Continue reading Report: What the Staff in Australia’s Schools surveys tells us about teachers working in school libraries

Author Hazel Edwards

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Try this... Hazel Edwards OAM is an author, educator and grandmother who reads on Facetime nightly with her 7 year old grandson. Librarians and Antarctic expeditioners are her heroes. In that order. It makes economic sense investing in teacher-librarians. If we don’t, the later prison costs and loss from the entrepreneurial businesses NOT started, will … Continue reading Try this…

Author Nick Earl

It’s Not About Shelving The Books and Keeping Kids Quiet

It’s Not About Shelving The Books and Keeping Kids Quiet This post was originally published on Nick Earls' blog on 21/09/2015. Some schools no longer have teacher-librarians and, the more I see of teacher-librarians, the less sense that makes to me. What’s next? No teachers? Kids turning up to the classroom each morning and inventing … Continue reading It’s Not About Shelving The Books and Keeping Kids Quiet

Report: School Libraries: The Heart of 21st Century Learning

Report: School Libraries: The Heart of 21st Century Learning Published by ACT Government Education, the School Libraries: The Heart of 21st Century Learning report discusses the importance of school libraries and teacher librarians. "Thriving school libraries led by qualified teacher librarians develop 21st century citizens who can locate, evaluate and use information effectively. International and … Continue reading Report: School Libraries: The Heart of 21st Century Learning

Kinderling Radio: Why We Need Qualified Teacher Librarians

Kinderling Radio: Why We Need Qualified Teacher Librarians On Thursday 12th of October, 2017, Holly Godfree, teacher librarian and Students Need School Libraries campaign coordinator spoke to Kinderling Radio about why schools need qualified teacher librarians.  You can listen to the 8 minute interview on the Kinderling Radio website. Back to Media Releases Working together to … Continue reading Kinderling Radio: Why We Need Qualified Teacher Librarians

Article: School Libraries and Teacher-librarians – evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

Article: School Libraries and teacher-librarians: Evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning International research provides compelling evidence that school libraries and teacher-librarians make a significant contribution to student literacy and learning outcomes. After summarising previous research, this article presents recent research focused on Gold Coast schools. These new Australian findings offer an evidenced … Continue reading Article: School Libraries and Teacher-librarians – evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

Report: Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools

Report: Inquiry Into School Libraries and Teacher Librarians In Australian Schools On Monday 23 May 2011, the House Standing Committee on Education and Employment tabled its report on the inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools entitled School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia. Read the full report on the … Continue reading Report: Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools

Article: School Libraries Matter! The missing piece in the education puzzle

Article: School Libraries Matter - The Missing Piece in the Edcation Puzzle "For some time now, there has been rising concern about the steady decline in the performance of Australian students in international testing such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the stagnation or decline in various aspects of our National Assessment … Continue reading Article: School Libraries Matter! The missing piece in the education puzzle