Leadership Issues in the Information Literate School Community

Leadership Issues in the Information Literate School Community

by James Henri, Marilyn Asselin
     
 

Editors James Henri and Marlene Asselin view the Information Literate School Community (ILSC) as being international. This edited volume of essays from teacher librarians and library educators around the world addresses the issues teacher librarians must face to become leaders in the new worldwide emerging vision of schools. To establish a framework for views

Overview

Editors James Henri and Marlene Asselin view the Information Literate School Community (ILSC) as being international. This edited volume of essays from teacher librarians and library educators around the world addresses the issues teacher librarians must face to become leaders in the new worldwide emerging vision of schools. To establish a framework for views expressed by the authors, the editors have identified four major developments that are shaping current thinking and practices of teaching and learning: New learners, New and multiliteracies, New and multiple identities and communities, and Teaching as a political activity. Issues facing teacher librarians as potential school leaders are embedded in these contexts within the essays. The book features chapters written by well-known authors in the field such as Ken Haycock, Leslie Farmer, Ann Clyde, Diane Oberg, James Henri, Marlene Asselin, and others. Chapter topics include discussions of reading and the ILSC, knowledge building and the ILSC, policies in the ILSC, the leadership role of the principal in the ILSC, preparing pre-service teachers for the ILSC, and so on.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Because of their interaction with the entire school community and knowledge of information technologies, librarians are in a unique position to shape educational innovation. The international contributors to this volume argue that in order for librarians to emerge as leaders in the educational community, it is essential that careful attention be paid to current issues. Essay topics include new learners, new and multi-literacies, and teaching as a political activity." - School Library Journal Curriculum Connections

"This book is a compilation of 16 brief but poignant essays, each written by a different world-renowned teacher librarian or library educator, that discuss the relationship between the teacher librarian and the Information Literate School Community (ILSC). . . . Learing today goes beyond four walls, allowing students to define a significant dimension of information literacy and enabling them to personalize and reshape curriculum based on changes in culture. . . . This resource will benefit any teacher librarian as they prepare for the future of education. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591581840
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
Up to 18 Years

Meet the Author

James Henri is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for IT in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.

Marlene Asselin is Associate Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, and Coordinator, UBC diploma and Masters programs in teacher-librarianship.

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