ERIC Number: ED450813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Sri Lanka--Canada School Library & Information Services Programme Components: A School Library Study Tour. Final Report.
Brown, Gerald R.
This document reports on a study tour of Canadian schools conducted by the Sri Lanka Ministry of Education. The purposes of the tour were to: develop an awareness of the scope of modern school library programming; investigate the aspects of implementation of a modern school library program including staffing, facilities, educational programming, resources, staff training and development, advocacy, policy and procedures work; prepare leaders to work on the implementation of a school library development plan and educational program for peers and colleagues upon return to Sri Lanka; and assist in advising the NILIS (National Testing and Assessment Institute) on education and training needs for the field. More than 20 sites were visited in Vancouver and 13 additional sites were observed in Edmonton and Sherwood Park, Alberta. More than 50 individuals were interviewed or engaged in discussion. The recommendations for this report summarize the main findings gleaned from the study tour. The report consists of the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Purpose of the Study Tour; (3) Defining the Concepts; (4) Component Services Observed and Examined; (5) It Takes a Whole Community to Educate a Child; (6) Training Needs for a Teacher Librarian; (7) Summary; and (8) Recommendations. A final section of appendices includes tour schedules; lists of contacts with their institutions; sites visited; Sri Lanka school Library & Information Services (SLIS) Mission Statement; Sri Lanka guidelines for SLIS programs; and bibliography of documents collected for sharing with professional colleagues. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education (Sri Lanka).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Sri Lanka