Research

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SLAQ is pleased to release the findings of a joint research project with the Queensland University of Technology Children and Youth Research Centre, 'School libraries, teacher-librarians and their contribution to student literacy in Gold Coast schools'.

What was the aim of the study?

To respond to research needs identified by the Federal Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools with regard to:

  • Statistical breakdown of teacher-librarian numbers in Australian schools (Recommendation 3)
  • Links between library programs, literacy and student achievement (Recommendation 5)

To investigate:

  • The current nature of school library provision and staffing in Gold Coast schools
  • How school libraries and teacher-librarians contribute to school students’ literacy development

Please find the executive summary and synopsis of findings below.

School libraries, teacher-librarians and their contribution to student literacy in Gold Coast schools - Executive summary (1).pdf

 The full report can also be downloaded

School libraries, teacher-librarians and their contribution to student literacy in Gold Coast schools - Research Report.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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