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ERIC Number: ED400848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 10
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Facilitating the Integration of Information Technology into the Primary Curriculum: Part of the Teacher-Librarian's Role?
Lupton, Paul
This paper examines information technology and learning; the role of the teacher-librarian and resource services in relation to the technologies; and the perceptions primary school teachers have of teacher-librarians in the integration of information technology into classroom programs, with an emphasis on the factors that facilitate the integration. A study of teachers (n=167) in 25 primary schools surveyed teacher perceptions of the teacher-librarian's role in the integration of information into large primary schools. Distribution of users, access to information technology, the place of the teacher-librarian, and ways the teacher-librarian was or could assist with the integration of technology in the classroom were all examined. Information technology has expanded the role of the teacher-librarian considerably, necessitating the assessment of human resources for school library information services in addition to the material resource concerns. Teacher-librarians must continue to work with teachers and administrators to keep school library resource services an integral aspect of the learning environment. In addition, teacher-librarians and their employers must continue their professional development to enable them to provide leadership for curriculum implementation which addresses the challenge of information technology. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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