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ERIC Number: ED458884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-21
Pages: 98
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Umea, Sweden--Saskatoon, Canada: Resource-Based Learning Study Tour. A Report of a Study Tour of Saskatoon School Libraries.
Sikstrom, Inger Edebro; Westerlund, Mari-Ann
This report describes a study tour of Saskatoon (Canada) school libraries undertaken by a library director and the deputy director of the board of education of Umea, Sweden (October 13-21, 2001). The purpose of the study tour was to: (1) develop an awareness of the scope of modern school library programming; (2) discuss with principals and teachers the impact of an integrated approach to school library services and the steps to implementing such a program; (3) focus on the integration of independent learning skills and information literacy approaches into the regular teaching program; and (4) investigate the aspects of the implementation of a modern school library program, including staffing, facilities, educational programming, resources, staff training and development, advocacy, policy, and procedures. The sections of the report cover: the purpose of the study tour; federal, provincial, and local responsibilities for education; provincial directions in education; site visits and observations; and synthesis of observations. Appendices include the original project proposal, participant biographies, the agenda for the study tour, the contact list, the Umea municipal library plan, a bibliography of documents collected, the consultant's curriculum vitae, and an observation summary diagram. (Contains 17 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Saskatoon); Sweden