Models of
Child-friendly school
libraries in Vietnam
School libraries context
         in Vietnam
• Most of school having school libraries
  but in small space
• The lack of q...
Vietnam- Belgium
     Education project
•“ Improving quality of education
 in pre and in-service training for
 primary and...
Why CFSL?

• Millennium Development Goals at the
  World Education Forum in Dakar,
  Senegal, 2000 - Goal 2: Achieve
  uni...
Why CFSL?

• The Convention on the Rights of the
  Child (1990): Article 17 “ All children
  have the right to get informa...
CFSL approach
• Child-rights based approach: the reason
  for the existence of a school library is to
  address child righ...
The first Child-friendly school libraries
               in Vietnam
                                          Increase acc...
Access to information
• Different models of CFSL adapted to
  the local context: multi-corner
  library, classroom library...
School library with different
     learning corners
Classroom library
Out-door library
Mobile library
        is relevant to :
       - Satellite schools
       - Remote schools
       - Schools in
         di...
Learning Zone

   A library is a place to
promote all aspects of child
        development
Language Development


  A library is a place where
children have the opportunity
           to develop
    all their lang...
Reading   Writing




Listenin   Speakin
    g         g
Cognitive Development




... Through:
-   playing educational games
-   answering quizzes
-   writing book reviews
-   co...
Creative Development...




           ... By expressing ideas
                  through art,
              music and role...
Physical Development...




          ... Through manipulation of
                 construction toys,
               clay ...
Personal and Social
          Development




 Self confidence
 Responsibilities
 Self-esteem
Active Learning

Children need the opportunity
     to take an active role
    in their own learning.
Group Work                      Research
(Working together to make books
         for the library)
                       ...
A place to celebrate
   local cultures.
Indigenous knowledge
  ’I am very proud that I made and
   collected costumes to put in the
 cultural corner of our librar...
Child participation


                Why?
The CFSL belongs to all students in the
  school. They are the main users of
  ...
Child participation: How
Establish supporting groups
• Support the librarian to
  organize library activities
• Collect st...
Child participation
Child participation: How
Involvements of all students…
- Identify libraries
  activities needed in the
  school library
- ...
How to make a
library “child friendly”?
Key principles

The school library belongs
      to all children
The process
Situation analysis/
 self-assessment


                        Monitoring
    Make plan




 Building capacity...
Situation analysis
• To find out the
  current situation
• To understand the
  needs, wants and
  expectations of all
  th...
Planning workshop
• To prioritize the needs
  and rights of the
  stakeholders
• To share common
  problems, previous
  ef...
TRAINING 1
THE PHYSICAL SET UP AND
  MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
          AIM
          •   To design a school library
            ...
Friendly Physical Set Up

              •Age-appropriate furniture
              •Welcoming atmosphere
              • Cle...
Friendly operational Systems

     -Color coded
     classification
           system
-Simple borrowing
           system
...
TRAINING 4
       BOOK SELECTION AND LIBRARY
               ACTIVITIES

AIM
To know how to organize the
corners and specia...
Daily Corner activities

               Daily corner activities:
             reading, writing, drawing,
                e...
Special activities
World book day,
   quizzes,
 project work
Supportive monitoring
• Regular monitoring by Supporting
  Group to ensure the activities are
  child friendly
• Supportiv...
CFSL self-assessment
•Identify the process applied by the   Evaluators:

CFSL and its outcomes
                           ...
AND…
What are the most significant
     changes in school libraries?
“ Now, I know where is my library school. It
    looks bea...
What are the most significant
   changes in school libraries?
“We saw our children happy when they have
  chance to read” ...
What’s next…


• Advocacy/ support the Ministry of
  Education and Training to
  dissemination the CFSL model in Viet
  Na...
Thank you for listening
Contact:

library@vietbiedu.org.vn
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  1. 1. Models of Child-friendly school libraries in Vietnam
  2. 2. School libraries context in Vietnam • Most of school having school libraries but in small space • The lack of qualified school librarians • Poor furniture and documents. Limited number of books and types of book which are not adapted to user’s needs • School libraries are used regularly, the rest are difficult to access or considered as a book store room
  3. 3. Vietnam- Belgium Education project •“ Improving quality of education in pre and in-service training for primary and lower secondary teachers in 14 provinces in the north of Vietnam” •Child – friendly school library is a part of the project which is identified as the role to support active learning application
  4. 4. Why CFSL? • Millennium Development Goals at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal, 2000 - Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education • Education for all (EFA) with 6 goals, focusing on literacy, numeracy and essential life skills
  5. 5. Why CFSL? • The Convention on the Rights of the Child (1990): Article 17 “ All children have the right to get information that is important to their well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources…”
  6. 6. CFSL approach • Child-rights based approach: the reason for the existence of a school library is to address child rights, child development and participation • Participatory approach: All stakeholders have chance to participate in plan- making, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of child-friendly school library
  7. 7. The first Child-friendly school libraries in Vietnam Increase access A child- friendly school library to information is a open learning environment, Celebrate where ... indigenous culture Develop language Improve all Support active aspects of learning development
  8. 8. Access to information • Different models of CFSL adapted to the local context: multi-corner library, classroom library, out-door library, mobile library… • Friendly–user management system of CFSL: color code, DDC, borrowing system
  9. 9. School library with different learning corners
  10. 10. Classroom library
  11. 11. Out-door library
  12. 12. Mobile library is relevant to : - Satellite schools - Remote schools - Schools in disadvantaged locations
  13. 13. Learning Zone A library is a place to promote all aspects of child development
  14. 14. Language Development A library is a place where children have the opportunity to develop all their language skills
  15. 15. Reading Writing Listenin Speakin g g
  16. 16. Cognitive Development ... Through: - playing educational games - answering quizzes - writing book reviews - contributing to planning and monitoring
  17. 17. Creative Development... ... By expressing ideas through art, music and role play
  18. 18. Physical Development... ... Through manipulation of construction toys, clay and embroidery.
  19. 19. Personal and Social Development  Self confidence  Responsibilities  Self-esteem
  20. 20. Active Learning Children need the opportunity to take an active role in their own learning.
  21. 21. Group Work Research (Working together to make books for the library) project (Conducting projects on local culture, absenteeism…)
  22. 22. A place to celebrate local cultures.
  23. 23. Indigenous knowledge ’I am very proud that I made and collected costumes to put in the cultural corner of our library. With them, I can understand the different cultures of ethnic minority groups ’ said Thao Seo Tenh - 7A - Thai Nguyen Boarding School
  24. 24. Child participation Why? The CFSL belongs to all students in the school. They are the main users of the CFSL
  25. 25. Child participation: How Establish supporting groups • Support the librarian to organize library activities • Collect student’s ideas on school library • Guide newcomers how to use the school library
  26. 26. Child participation
  27. 27. Child participation: How Involvements of all students… - Identify libraries activities needed in the school library - Contribute their ideas on friendly school library regulations - Give their voices on book selection for the school library - Arrange together the CFLS timetable - …
  28. 28. How to make a library “child friendly”?
  29. 29. Key principles The school library belongs to all children
  30. 30. The process Situation analysis/ self-assessment Monitoring Make plan Building capacity: Action/ technical trainings implementation
  31. 31. Situation analysis • To find out the current situation • To understand the needs, wants and expectations of all the stakeholders • To determine the stakeholders’ understanding, capacity and willingness to be involved
  32. 32. Planning workshop • To prioritize the needs and rights of the stakeholders • To share common problems, previous efforts, reasons for failure and to offer new possible solutions to set up a CFSL • To devise a pictorial vision of their library (infra structure, system, use…) • To know what specific training the librarians require and to set up a training schedule
  33. 33. TRAINING 1 THE PHYSICAL SET UP AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AIM • To design a school library that is friendly towards children and teachers • To be able to set up library systems: record keeping, classification, borrowing and routines to allow for effective use of the library • To generate ideas how to promote the effective use of the library: timetable, rules, introductory tour, children support group...
  34. 34. Friendly Physical Set Up •Age-appropriate furniture •Welcoming atmosphere • Clearly set out and easy access
  35. 35. Friendly operational Systems -Color coded classification system -Simple borrowing system -Regular routines
  36. 36. TRAINING 4 BOOK SELECTION AND LIBRARY ACTIVITIES AIM To know how to organize the corners and special activities that will attract children to use the library and will stimulate all areas of their development
  37. 37. Daily Corner activities Daily corner activities: reading, writing, drawing, education games...…
  38. 38. Special activities World book day, quizzes, project work
  39. 39. Supportive monitoring • Regular monitoring by Supporting Group to ensure the activities are child friendly • Supportive monitoring by national experts and BOET staff to ensure adherence to the action plan. • The results are reported at Steering Committee meetings
  40. 40. CFSL self-assessment •Identify the process applied by the Evaluators: CFSL and its outcomes - Students •Design action plans based on the results of self-assessment - Teachers - Librarians - School managers A self-assessment tool covering: 6 dimensions, - Parent 16 indicators, 40 criteria. - Community members
  41. 41. AND…
  42. 42. What are the most significant changes in school libraries? “ Now, I know where is my library school. It looks beautiful, friendly and we are comfortable to read there. I like it and my friends do, too” said Nguyen Mai Trang - 9A -Yen Bien LSS - Ha Giang “ It is useful for my students to search information from the school library; it supported me a lot in applying active learning” said Phan Thi Hoa - Quang Trung LSS teacher - Thai Nguyen
  43. 43. What are the most significant changes in school libraries? “We saw our children happy when they have chance to read” quoted from Ms Nguyen Lan Huong – Quang Ninh primary school - Head master “The CFSL models are relevant to any local context, even for schools that do not have a specific room. Alternative solutions (outdoor or mobile libraries) allow children to access information” quoted from Ms Nguyen Thanh Thuy_ Lang Son DOET manager
  44. 44. What’s next… • Advocacy/ support the Ministry of Education and Training to dissemination the CFSL model in Viet Nam: all districts in a province, all province in Vietnam and further… • Sharing experience with local NGO, INGO working in school library field
  45. 45. Thank you for listening
  46. 46. Contact: library@vietbiedu.org.vn
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