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ERIC Number: ED538131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7053-1065-5
How Good Is Our School? Libraries Supporting Learners. Self-Evaluation Series
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
This document is one of a series of guides to self-evaluation. It builds on the advice given in "How good is our school?" (revised edition 2002) and, more specifically, "Taking a Closer Look at the School Library Resource Centre" published in 1999. This guidance is intended for use in the primary, special and secondary sectors. School library resource centres support the development of successful learners and confident individuals. Promoting skills for lifelong learning encourages pupils to grow as responsible citizens who make an effective contribution to society. It is in the school library resource centre that all pupils have the opportunity to exercise their entitlement to access information and to develop comprehensive literacies in a supportive environment. An effective school library resource centre is one which is central to the learning and teaching taking place in the school. Its vibrancy can help meet the needs of all learners, encourage imagination, independent study and self-directed learning. This empowers young people and encourages them to develop into lifelong learners. This guide is designed to offer support and information to those with responsibilities relating to resource provision and the learning, information and cultural needs of pupils and staff in schools. This document and its case studies outline how quality indicators can be used by library staff and school managers to illustrate the impact of effective practice on learning and teaching and raising pupil attainment. This, in turn, will enable effective planning for improvement. A glossary is included. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)