Teacher and Librarian Partnerships in Literacy Education in the 21st Century – eBook PDF
This volume, Teacher and Librarian Partnerships in Literacy Education in the 21st Century (PDF) explores teacher and librarian partnerships in literacy education, showing that such partnerships are essential to literacy education in the 21st century. Librarian and teacher partnerships contribute significantly to the realization of the democratic mandate of the library and teaching profession. Partnerships respond to the educational challenges characterized by an unprecedented pace of knowledge development, globalization, digitalization, and extensive transnational migration.
The contributors reconceptualize literacy education based on teacher and librarian partnerships. Many studies from Norway, Sweden, and the U.K. analyze such partnerships as intercultural and sociocultural practices, documenting ways in which teacher and librarian partnerships in literacy education enhance learning, empowerment, reading literacy, and social justice. The authors treat literacies as social practices, rather than as an autonomous skill, working with interdisciplinary perspectives that draw on educational research, library and information science, New Literacy Studies, and interprofessional studies. Partnerships facilitate reading for pleasure and reading engagement in work with school subjects and curriculum goals, irrespective of cultural or socio-economic background or gender. The partnerships facilitate work with multimodal literacies and inquiry-based learning, both of which are essential in the 21st century. Equally important, the contributors show that the partnerships foster work with the multiple literacies of school and college students and communities, and students’ attachment to the public and school library. The contributors also analyze tensions and contradictions in literacy education and in school library policy and practice and attempts to deal with these challenges.
Teacher and Librarian Partnerships in Literacy Education in the 21st Century brings together leading researchers and scholars in educational research and literacy studies, including Teresa Cremin, Joan Swann, Brian V. Street, and Joron Pihl. The volume addresses scholars and is relevant for teachers, librarians, students, and politicians.
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