The research is undeniable. EVERY school needs a well resourced school library AND a qualified teacher-librarian!
There are a lot of positive moves afoot to protect and promote our school libraries and teacher librarians.
Check out the amazing support being provided by Leigh Hobbs, Australian Children’s Laureate,
The role that a school library and a qualified teacher librarian may play in the literacy lives of children makes their full time presence in every school, primary and secondary, a no brainer for me.
I have written previously about the reasons why we need school libraries and teacher librarians more than ever, despite the fact that we carry the internet in our pockets.
This is another way that I hope to promote this message. This visual literature review provides scholarly evidence that when we promote school libraries and teacher librarians, we are not just promoting cosy reading nooks and treasured story-times (although these are vitally important also!). We are promoting real improvement in students’ literacy levels.
We are promoting information literacy and critical literacy – key skills in the 21st century.
We are promoting emotional intelligence and resilience.
We are promoting a love of reading and of learning.
We are promoting a far richer approach to education than drilling for performance on a stand alone exam that means nothing in the real world.
So please feel free to share, email, print and publish this infographic – you can also retweet it or reshare on Facebook – it’s a truly critical cause!
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