ERIC Number: ED377826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Learning for the Future: Developing Information Services in Australian Schools.
Australian School Library Association, Goulburn.; Australian Library and Information Association, Adelaide.; Curriculum Corp., Carlton (Australia).
This guide is intended to set a context for the development of library and information services in Australian schools. The focus reflects recent changes in Australian education, in particular the development of national curriculum statements. These changes emphasize the processes of learning and the consequent need for information and information literacy, as well as the shift to collaborative school development planning, decision-making and management. To achieve the desired changes, it is important to develop information-literate teachers and students, and to use collaborative strategies among teachers, library staff, and administrators to integrate the processes of learning, especially resource-based learning, across the curriculum. Resource-based learning is a methodology that allows students to learn from their own confrontation with information resources. Factors that should be considered in developing the school and library resource center as a positive information environment are outlined, and benchmarks against which schools can evaluate current provisions for developing information literacy are presented. (MAS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Information Services, Learning Processes, Learning Resources Centers, Library Services, Media Specialists, Participative Decision Making, School Libraries
Curriculum Corporation, St. Nicholas Place, 141 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Australian School Library Association, Goulburn.; Australian Library and Information Association, Adelaide.; Curriculum Corp., Carlton (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia