ERIC Number: ED340352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Cross Cultural Studies for Teacher-Librarians. Final Report.
Yee, Hua Min; And Others
This project was designed to establish a national center for cross cultural studies in library science and library-related teacher education, to develop a collection of teaching resources for community languages and cultures, and to promote multicultural perspectives within school/teacher librarianship courses in Australia. The first of six chapters discusses multiculturalism in Australia and the impact of multicultural emphases on the educational system (22 references). The second chapter describes multicultural education in relation to school libraries and the role of the school teacher/librarian in developing appropriate curricula (25 references). Chapter 3 briefly notes the results of a survey of teacher/librarians in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States that was conducted to obtain information on their current policies on multicultural education and multicultural concepts. Chapter 4 presents the results of a survey of distance education students in multicultural education courses at Monash University College Gippsland. The fifth chapter provides seven cross-cultural training modules, each of which consists of a set of objectives, classroom activities, and references. The seven modules address: (1) language, literature, and literacy; (2) foundations of school librarianship; (3) organization of information; (4) curriculum planning and resources; (5) information needs and uses; (6) administration and organization of resource centers; and (7) computer supported information services. The final chapter describes a model collection that could be used by teacher/librarians in the promotion of cross-cultural understanding. A copy of the student survey questionnaire, list of participating institutions, and the teacher/librarian survey questionnaire are attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Learning Modules, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collections, Library Education, Library Role, Library Services, Multicultural Education, Postsecondary Education, School Libraries, Surveys, Teacher Education, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ. Coll. Gippsland, Churchill (Australia). School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Australia