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An Evaluative Study Of The Roles Of School Libraries In Learning Activities Of Senior Secondary School Students In Ondo State, Kayode Abel Afolabi Dr. Aug 2017

An Evaluative Study Of The Roles Of School Libraries In Learning Activities Of Senior Secondary School Students In Ondo State, Kayode Abel Afolabi Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

This study attempted reviewing the roles of school libraries in learning activities of senior secondary school students in Ondo State. Ondo State is divided into three senatorial districts where two Local Governments were selected from each of the senatorial district and two secondary schools taken from each of the selected Local Government. Descriptive survey was adopted to carry out the research and a structured questionnaire was administered to collect data from the respondents while a high response rate of 100% was obtained. The validity of the research was determined by ensuring that the questionnaire reflects basic topics in the …


The Influence Of School Libraries Usage In Promoting Reading Culture Among Secondary School Students In Rivers State, Nigeria, Patience Ebisemen Lulu-Pokubo Mrs, Pearl C. Akanwa Dr(Mrs) Aug 2017

The Influence Of School Libraries Usage In Promoting Reading Culture Among Secondary School Students In Rivers State, Nigeria, Patience Ebisemen Lulu-Pokubo Mrs, Pearl C. Akanwa Dr(Mrs)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The study investigated the influence of school libraries usage in promoting reading culture among secondary school students in Rivers State, Nigeria. Three research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Six secondary schools were selected from the three senatorial districts in Rivers State. The study adopted survey design. The population of the study consisted of students. The sample of the study comprised 384 students. Rating scale was used as instruments of data collection. Mean score and correlation coefficient were used in answering the research questions while t-test statistics was used in testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of …


Worth Fighting For: Factors Influencing Selection Decisions In School Libraries, April M. Dawkins May 2017

Worth Fighting For: Factors Influencing Selection Decisions In School Libraries, April M. Dawkins

Theses and Dissertations

Intellectual freedom is one of the basic tenets of the library profession. However, most librarians will face attempts to censor or control access to information at some point in their careers. School librarians might choose to self-censor because they fear facing a challenge that calls into question not only their professionalism but also their personal values and ethics. While there have been numerous studies on censorship in other types of libraries, there is little research in the area of censorship and intellectual freedom as it pertains to the school library field. The purpose of this study is to understand the …


Reliability And Validity Of Michigan School Libraries For The 21st Century Measurement Benchmarks, Natosha Nicole Floyd Jan 2017

Reliability And Validity Of Michigan School Libraries For The 21st Century Measurement Benchmarks, Natosha Nicole Floyd

Wayne State University Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Michigan School Libraries for the 21st Century Measurement Benchmarks (SL21). The instrument consists of 19 items with three subscales: Building the 21st Century Learning Environment Subscale, Teaching for 21st Century Learning Subscale, and Leading the Way to 21st Century Learning Subscale. The sample consisted of 54 respondents who were administered the instrument in 2014 and 2015. Cronbach’s alpha for the total instrument was 0.807 (n = 19 items). Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was used to measure construct validity. The findings derived from the EFA did not tend …


Making Friends And Buying Robots: How To Leverage Collaborations And Collections To Support Stem Learning, Cassandra Kvenild, Shannon M. Smith, Craig E. Shepherd, Emma G. Thielk Jan 2017

Making Friends And Buying Robots: How To Leverage Collaborations And Collections To Support Stem Learning, Cassandra Kvenild, Shannon M. Smith, Craig E. Shepherd, Emma G. Thielk

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

In a climate of increased interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), school libraries have unique opportunities to grow collections and cultivate partnerships in the sciences. At the federal level and in many states, STEM initiatives encourage hands-on exposure to technologies and open the door for student-led discovery of tools related to robotics, coding, programming, and electronics. Influenced by local STEM initiatives, the Learning Resource Center (LRC) at the University of Wyoming Lab School decided to create a circulating collection of STEM kits. (The UW Lab School is a tuition free charter school with a diverse population selected by …


Shifting Lenses On Youth Literacy And Identity, Kafi D. Kumasi, Sandra Hughes-Hassell Jan 2017

Shifting Lenses On Youth Literacy And Identity, Kafi D. Kumasi, Sandra Hughes-Hassell

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

Racialized youth, especially those who attend chronically underperforming schools in US's poor and urban communities, can be likened to singing canaries. These young people risk their lives by entering educational institutions that are not equipped to properly prepare them for the future. Historically, the canary served to warn coal miners of the presence of dangerous gases. When the canary stopped singing or was found dead, the miners knew a serious problem required immediate attention. Like canaries, racialized youth in inner-city schools are a litmus test for the health of the entire educational system in the US. In this article they …