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Finding A Nexus Between Qualitative Education And The Intellectually Challenged Children In Nigeria: The School Libraries As Rescue Agents, Monisola Adebanke Osoba, Kolawole Akinjide Aramide, Adesola Faustina Oyesiku Jan 2023

Finding A Nexus Between Qualitative Education And The Intellectually Challenged Children In Nigeria: The School Libraries As Rescue Agents, Monisola Adebanke Osoba, Kolawole Akinjide Aramide, Adesola Faustina Oyesiku

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The intellectually challenged children (children with intellectual disability) suffer from a condition which limits their capacity to learn and function in the society. Ensuring qualitative education for this category of children is still an herculean task in Nigeria as at today. Such children suffer from poor memory and have difficulties with abstract thinking and problem solving. Because the conventional educational system is built on skills such as comprehension, memory, abstract thinking and problem solving, intellectually challenged children are at a disadvantage of being excluded in an inclusive education system. In special education, teaching intellectually challenged children have over time evolved …


Reread Strategy For The Inclusion Of Children With Mild Intellectual Disorder In Qualitative Education In Nigeria, Monisola Adebanke Osoba, Kolawole Akinjide Aramide Phd, Adeola Esther Olutoki Jan 2023

Reread Strategy For The Inclusion Of Children With Mild Intellectual Disorder In Qualitative Education In Nigeria, Monisola Adebanke Osoba, Kolawole Akinjide Aramide Phd, Adeola Esther Olutoki

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Developmental goals aiming at inclusive education for all category of children irrespective of their disability is still at variance with the present situation of children with intellectual disorder who presents a deficit in intellectual functioning and adaptive behaviour. This is due to low intelligence quotient score, therefore, ensuring qualitative education for this category of children is still a herculean task in Nigeria. Such children do not grasp at the same pace as the regular children, because they have difficulty in abstract thinking and problem solving.

The conventional educational system is built on skills such as comprehension, memory, abstract thinking and …


Influence Of School Libraries On Promotion Of Reading Culture For Self- Development And Knowledge Enhancement Among Students In Selected Secondary Schools In Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria, Tofi Simon Ternenge, Yankyar Ashulaga Thomas, Jembe Raphael Terhemen Jun 2022

Influence Of School Libraries On Promotion Of Reading Culture For Self- Development And Knowledge Enhancement Among Students In Selected Secondary Schools In Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria, Tofi Simon Ternenge, Yankyar Ashulaga Thomas, Jembe Raphael Terhemen

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

The study investigated influence of school libraries on promotion of reading culture for self- development and knowledge enhancement among students in selected secondary schools in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria. Five (5) objectives with corresponding research questions guided the study. The study adopted survey research design. The population of the study consist of 4145 students and teacher librarians in selected secondary schools. A representative sample of 365 respondents were selected at random for the study using Taro Yamen formula. The instrument for data collection for this study was a structured questionnaire titled “Influence of School Libraries on Promotion of …


Impact Of The Utilization Of Bibliotherapy By School Libraries And Librarians On Behaviors Of Juveniles In Correctional Homes, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Mar 2022

Impact Of The Utilization Of Bibliotherapy By School Libraries And Librarians On Behaviors Of Juveniles In Correctional Homes, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

It is a globally accepted axiom that children today are leaders of tomorrow therefore have prominent role to play in the development of knowledge societies. For this dream to be realized and fulfilled it behooves parents and all stakeholders including libraries to monitor our children’s development especially in this era of globalization. In recent time it has been observed that children go through different types of experiences and challenges and there arose the need to seek for ways of helping as they grow. Bibliotherapy is a concept that involves the use of books to help children cope with their life. …


School Library Service Challenges To Support Distance Learning In The Pandemic: Experiences From High School Libraries In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Miftahunnisa’ Igiriza, Rahmat Fadhli, Zulham Adamy, Cecep Ibrahim, Mustika Diana Dec 2021

School Library Service Challenges To Support Distance Learning In The Pandemic: Experiences From High School Libraries In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Miftahunnisa’ Igiriza, Rahmat Fadhli, Zulham Adamy, Cecep Ibrahim, Mustika Diana

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research aims to identify the challenges and strategies of school libraries during pandemic to support distance learning. This research used qualitative methods with a case study approach conducted in three high school libraries in Bantul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The data collection techniques consist of in-depth interviews, observations, and document studies. The informant involved in the study was five people consisting of the head of the school and the librarian of the school. Data analysis techniques use stages of reduction, display, and verification. The study found that school libraries found three major challenges to services during pandemics. …


A Study Of Students’ Satisfaction With Resources And Services In School Libraries In The Punjab, Pakistan, Muhammad Younus Dr., Muhammad Abdullah, Aamir Hamid Sep 2021

A Study Of Students’ Satisfaction With Resources And Services In School Libraries In The Punjab, Pakistan, Muhammad Younus Dr., Muhammad Abdullah, Aamir Hamid

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study was to explore students’ satisfaction with resources and services in school libraries in the Punjab, Pakistan, and to make suggestions for improving the resources and services of these libraries in accordance with students’ needs. The quantitative research method was employed to address research questions of the study. The quantitative data were collected from students of four selected schools in the Punjab, Pakistan through the questionnaire by employing the convenience sampling technique. The findings of the study suggest that the majority of the students used and visited the libraries weekly. Most of the respondents visited the …


Principals’ Management Of Library Resources And Teachers’ Lesson Preparation Practices In Secondary Schools: A Predictive Evaluation, Valentine Joseph Owan, Rosemary O. Osim Ph.D., Emanghe E. Emanghe Ph.D., Eyiene Ameh Ph.D., John Asuquo Ekpenyong Jun 2021

Principals’ Management Of Library Resources And Teachers’ Lesson Preparation Practices In Secondary Schools: A Predictive Evaluation, Valentine Joseph Owan, Rosemary O. Osim Ph.D., Emanghe E. Emanghe Ph.D., Eyiene Ameh Ph.D., John Asuquo Ekpenyong

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The literature is predominated by studies seeking to clarify the extent of the availability, functionality, accessibility and/or utilisation of library materials in schools at various levels. The extent of principals' management of library resources and their contribution to the lesson preparation activities of teachers seems to have been under-researched. In bridging the gap, the current study was designed to assess the extent and contribution of principals’ management of library resources to teachers’ lesson preparation practices. Six specific objectives were of interest to the researchers. The quantitative research method, following the ex-post facto research design, was adopted. The stratified proportional random …


A Consolidation Of Challenges Faced By School Libraries In Developing Countries, Liah Shonhe Mar 2019

A Consolidation Of Challenges Faced By School Libraries In Developing Countries, Liah Shonhe

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Achieving quality education is a challenge for many developing countries. One of the problems leading to this challenge is the inability of governments to invest in the development and management of effective school libraries. The school library is a hub of knowledge for students and teachers. Thus, it plays a paramount role in the ability of students to achieve the desired level of literacy and numeracy. As a result, school libraries need to be fully equipped and have effective library services to support the teaching and learning process. This paper enumerates the problems that hinder effective school library services in …


Challenges Of School Libraries And Quality Education In Tanzania: A Review, Andrew Malekani, Christian Mubofu Cm Jan 2019

Challenges Of School Libraries And Quality Education In Tanzania: A Review, Andrew Malekani, Christian Mubofu Cm

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Quality education is fundamental for pupils’ advancement in any country. School libraries are said to be the second class for pupils because of the important role they play in enhancing the quality of education. School libraries are the avenues for cultivating pupils’ morals, the important facade for improving pupils’ education quality and for effective facilities for developing special technical education, serving as a friendly place for increasing pupils’ total education quality. The general idea for school libraries is to intensify the quality of education in schools through provision of adequate facilities such as chairs, tables, textbooks and qualified library staff …


An Assessment Of Preservation Activities In School Libraries, Okonkwo Ebubechukwu, Evangeline Nwankwo Mrs, Adeyemi Emmanuel Tosin Jan 2018

An Assessment Of Preservation Activities In School Libraries, Okonkwo Ebubechukwu, Evangeline Nwankwo Mrs, Adeyemi Emmanuel Tosin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The necessity of preservation activities in libraries cannot be over emphasized. Without preservation, no informative, educative, and historical materials of yester years cannot be made available for today’s development. Libraries will not be in existence, serving their clientele, if their collections are not preserved. This research tries to evaluate the strength and weakness of preservation activities in school libraries, using Federal Government Academy, suleja as a case study. The investigation shows factors that cause deterioration of materials in school libraries, and it also tries to proffer solution via recommendation; and how the effects of these agents can be brought to …


Reviving The Reading Culture: School Library Programmes In Promoting Voluntary Reading Amongst Students: The Case Of Imo State, Nigeria., Justina Ogbonna Ph.D, Jacintha U. Eze (Ph.D) Aug 2015

Reviving The Reading Culture: School Library Programmes In Promoting Voluntary Reading Amongst Students: The Case Of Imo State, Nigeria., Justina Ogbonna Ph.D, Jacintha U. Eze (Ph.D)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Considering the poor state of the Nigerian reading culture, this paper went to look into the how school library programmes could be used to promote free voluntary reading thereby reviving the dilapidated reading culture. The main objectives of the study were to find out the school library reading programmes employed in promoting free voluntary reading of secondary school students and examine the influence of school library reading programmes on free voluntary reading. The study was a survey; the population comprised of 36 secondary schools from where 27 were sampled with about 1000 student users of the school libraries. Questionnaires and …


Barriers To Information Seeking By Secondary School Students In Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, Chidinma Onwuchekwa Ogba Mar 2015

Barriers To Information Seeking By Secondary School Students In Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, Chidinma Onwuchekwa Ogba

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper investigated barriers to information seeking in Secondary School Libraries in Ado-Ekiti by using Kuhlthau’s framework of intermediation with Harris and Dewdney’s principles on information seeking. A random sampling technique was used to select five Private Secondary Schools (out of twenty Private Secondary Schools) in Ado-Ekiti while saturation sampling was used in selection of participants for this research. A Case study design using focus group discussion, observation and unstructured interview methods were used. A focus group discussion (group interview) was used to gather data separately from JSS II and SSS II students in each school; it was recorded using …


Preservation Of Information Resources In Selected School Libraries In Ibadan North Local Government Area Of Oyo State, Nigeria, Sunday A. Oluwaniyi Jan 2015

Preservation Of Information Resources In Selected School Libraries In Ibadan North Local Government Area Of Oyo State, Nigeria, Sunday A. Oluwaniyi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This study investigated the preservation of information resources in selected school libraries in Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. The study examined the existence of preservation of information policies in school libraries, preservation measures in place, preservation equipment and materials available in school libraries, level of support given to preservation by the school management, level of training given to library staff on preservation in school libraries and barriers to effective preservation of information resources in school libraries.

The study adopted a descriptive survey research design and the instruments used were structured questionnaire administered to the school …


A Statewide Survey Of Censorship And Intellectual Freedom, Kathleen M. Monks, Anne M. Gaines, Caitlin A. Marineau Feb 2014

A Statewide Survey Of Censorship And Intellectual Freedom, Kathleen M. Monks, Anne M. Gaines, Caitlin A. Marineau

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article presents the results of a survey given to public and school library workers to gain a foundational understanding of censorship within the state of Idaho. Our population was asked questions regarding position demographics; experience with challenges; the tracking, reporting and assistance sought; and the contents of said challenge policies. Special attention was also given to the history of censorship, both nationally and statewide, and the demographic, political, and legislative characteristics of Idaho, to provide a conceptual framework for the findings. The results of this statewide survey address an important and uninvestigated segment of national challenges and Idaho librarianship.


Sustaining Professionalism In The Fields Of Library And Information Studies, Don Hamerly, Bill Crowley Jan 2014

Sustaining Professionalism In The Fields Of Library And Information Studies, Don Hamerly, Bill Crowley

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This essay analyzes the development and status of professionalism in general and in the fields associated with library and information studies (LIS) in particular. The notable American resistance to educated professionalism is explored and placed in its historic, multinational framework. Throughout, the limitations of various theoretical approaches to analyzing professionalism are addressed and more realistic methods of defining professionalism in context are offered. The field of school librarianship is examined as a domain where professionalism and appropriate LIS education are sustained to some degree in law and regulation but face challenges at the system and building level. Expressed preferences of …