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Librarians in Schools as Literacy Educators

Advocates for Reaching Beyond the Classroom

Authors: Merga, Margaret

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  • Repositions librarians as crucial to encouraging children's literacy and literature learning
  • Scrutinises the role that librarians may play as literacy educators
  • Reveals the contributions librarians make to the school community
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This book explores the role that librarians play within schools as literacy leaders. While librarians working in schools are generally perceived as peripheral to the educational experience, they can in fact provide significant support in encouraging children’s literacy and literature learning. As the need for strong functional literacy becomes ever more important, librarians who support literacy are often invaluable in achieving various academic, vocational and social goals. However, this contribution often seems to be overlooked, with funding cuts disproportionately affecting librarians. Building on recent research from Australia, the USA and the UK, the author examines the role that librarians may play as literacy educators in schools in order to make visible their contributions to the school community. In doing so, this book urges for greater recognition and support to school libraries and their staff as valuable members of the school community.

About the authors

Margaret Merga is Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, Australia. Her research interests include social influences on literacy acquisition across the life span and the position of reading and books in the contemporary world.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21024-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Librarians in Schools as Literacy Educators
Book Subtitle
Advocates for Reaching Beyond the Classroom
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21025-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21025-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21024-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 254
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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