The Impact of School Library Services on Student Achievement and the Implications for Advocacy: A Review of the Literature

Jan 28, 2024 | Information skills and practice, Research

Several recent trends suggest that a review of the literature on the impact of school libraries on student achievement in an Australian context is urgently needed. The context in which school librarians and teacher librarians operate today has changed significantly over the past couple of decades, with consequent implications for student learning. In particular, there has been an apparent decline in the numbers of qualified teacher librarians employed in school libraries in public schools in Australia; an explosion in information production and the development of information communication technologies (ICTs); changes in educational philosophy and practice, including a greater focus on learning outcomes, inquiry-based learning, evidence-based practice and school accountability; and changes in the nature and role of the teacher librarian as a result of these developments….


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