ERIC Number: ED459719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Say Yes to School Library Provision--A Project by the Harare Junior Council.
Mudzonga, Courage; Kunaka, Driden
The school library plays a crucial role in the teaching and learning process. Every school, therefore, needs a properly organized library to ensure access to information. However, most countries do not have legislation that makes it mandatory for every school to have a library. In countries like Zimbabwe individual schools have made their own initiatives, resulting in some schools having well-developed libraries, while others to not have anything that resembles a library. This paper is based on a school library advocacy initiative being undertaken by the Junior Council of the City of Harare that seeks to: (1) create an awareness of the situation of school libraries in Zimbabwe through the production of a documentary; (2) collect reading material for distribution to selected disadvantaged schools; (3) raise funds for the purchase of more reading material; and (4) advocate through workshops for members of Parliament for positive legislation that provides room for the development of school libraries. Some notable achievements have been made since the inception of the project toward the end of 2000, and more seems likely to be achieved as great interest has been expressed by many, including the corporate world. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Legislators, Library Development, Library Materials, Library Role, Library Services, Reading Materials, School Libraries, Workshops
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe