Pesquisar Search

sexta-feira, 7 de junho de 2013

First education bill in decades acknowledges effective school library programs - American Library Association

A ALA agradeceu hoje a 4 senadores, Tom Harkin (D-IA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) por terem conseguido defender mais recursos para bibliotecas escolares, assunto que vai ser discutido no Senado no dia 11 de junho, sobre o  Strengthening America’s Schools Act. Este documento reconhece pela primeira vez nos EUA, desde o ESEA de 1965, o papel da biblioteca escolar na aprendizagem dos alunos  
If this bill were to become law, it would reauthorize ESEA. Strengthening America’s Schools Act creates specific language for libraries and implements the Improving Literacy and College and Career Readiness through Effective School Library Program.  This program has several provisions that will be helpful to students and libraries in the United States including defining an effective school library program as:
  1. Staffed by a state-certified or licensed school librarian;
  2. Having up-to-date books, materials, equipment, and technology (including broadband);
  3. Including regular collaboration between classroom teachers and school librarians to assist with the development and implementation of curriculum;
  4. Supports the development of digital literacy skills

Furthermore, this legislation will allow for the Department of Education to award three-year grants to low income school libraries to maintain up-to-date school library collections, staffed by a state-certified school librarian and for other purposes relating to a school library.
School librarians are literacy champions and primary educators in teaching students digital skills. A recent study (PDF), found that elementary schools with librarians averaged 68 to 72 percent of students scoring proficient or advanced on a statewide test of reading.

First education bill in decades acknowledges effective school library programs - American Library Association

Tecnologia e escola : a acção dinâmica do profissional da biblioteca escolar

O que ajuda (enablers) e o que atrapalha (barriers) a acção dinâmica do profissional da biblioteca escolar relativamente à tecnologia:

The most frequently occurring enablers facilitating school librarians’technology integration leadership are a supportive principal, opportunities for a leadership role and responsibilities, the desire to make a difference for students and teachers, professional development opportunities, and a sense of obligation to get involved. While the barriers identified most frequently as constraining technology integration leadership are time, exclusion from a leadership role and responsibilities, lack of funding, and inadequate staffing. Many enablers unique to school librarians emerged, such as support from professional organizations, support from district library administrators, serving in a dual role as school librarian and technology specialist, and technology expertise. While barriers identified by school librarians that differ from those identified by teacher leaders include competitive relationships with instructional technologists, lack of support at the district level from a library administrator, and lack of technology expertise.

De um estudo publicado em 2012, aqui http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/vol15/SLR_School_Librarians_as_Technology_Integration_Leaders_V15.pdf

'via Blog this'

Tecnologia e escola : a acção dinâmica do profissional da biblioteca escolar

O que ajuda (enablers) e o que atrapalha (barriers) a acção dinâmica do profissional da biblioteca escolar relativamente à tecnologia:

The most frequently occurring enablers facilitating school librarians’technology integration leadership are a supportive principal, opportunities for a leadership role and responsibilities, the desire to make a difference for students and teachers, professional development opportunities, and a sense of obligation to get involved. While the barriers identified most frequently as constraining technology integration leadership are time, exclusion from a leadership role and responsibilities, lack of funding, and inadequate staffing. Many enablers unique to school librarians emerged, such as support from professional organizations, support from district library administrators, serving in a dual role as school librarian and technology specialist, and technology expertise. While barriers identified by school librarians that differ from those identified by teacher leaders include competitive relationships with instructional technologists, lack of support at the district level from a library administrator, and lack of technology expertise.

De um estudo publicado em 2012, aqui http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/vol15/SLR_School_Librarians_as_Technology_Integration_Leaders_V15.pdf

'via Blog this'

quarta-feira, 5 de junho de 2013

What makes Finland's education system the best in the world? - TES Primary - Blog - TES Primary - TES Community

So can the UK be like Finland? 
I honestly can't see a way of breaking down the fear culture, not least because tragedies do happen with heartbreaking regularity.
British kids have far less freedom and unsupervised playtime than they need to become adventurous, healthy, inquisitive learners. I do think we could improve special education though. Paying teachers to give tutorials and employing SEN teachers instead of coordinators and consultants might result in less students being left behind. Honestly, most teaching I have observed in England has been as good as, if not better than Finnish teaching. The difference is not in the teaching, but in the students and their environment. So keep doing what you're doing. You are doing a great job!

What makes Finland's education system the best in the world? - TES Primary - Blog - TES Primary - TES Community