2010 IASL Conference Diversity Challenge ResilienceSCHOOL LIBRARIES IN ACTION Alexandra Marques National Reading Plan Ana Bela Martins School Libraries Network Programme Ç
2010 IASL Conference Diversity Challenge ResilienceSCHOOL LIBRARIES IN ACTION Alexandra Marques National Reading Plan Ana Bela Martins School Libraries Network Programme es
2010 IASL Conference Diversity Challenge ResilienceSCHOOL LIBRARIES IN ACTION
2010 IASL Conference World Class Learning and Literacy through School Libraries Inspiring connections: learning, libraries & literacy The National Reading Plan and the School Libraries Network Programme: promoting a reading culture in school community – a close partnership http://www.planonacionaldeleitura.gov.pt Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.rbe.min-edu.pt/ email@example.com Brisbane, BCEC 27 September - 1 October 2010
2010 IASL Conference PortugueseSchoolLibraryLandscape 2. School Libraries Self Evaluation Model. Improving quality through a culture of evidence based practice and advocacy
Pilot testing the School Library Self Evaluation Model since 2008;
In-the-field training of teacher librarians;
Implementation of the model by
all school libraries in 2010.
2010 IASL Conference Portuguese School LibraryLandscape 3. School Libraries Network Programme External Evaluation Leadership; Teammotivation; Quality and effectiveness of network development; Regional coordinators supporting school libraries in the field; School Libraries Self Evaluation Model; Guidelines.
2010 IASL Conference 4. Legal recognition of the teacher librarian professional position All clusters of schools have a teacher librarian Teacherlibrarianisthe actor of change
2010 IASL Conference National Reading Plan – launched in 2006 to improve reading skills and reading habits.
It is a response to the concerns of the levels of literacy of the general population, especially youths, as this level is significantly lower than the European average.
the target audience which is given priority in the first phase and which will run for five years, are children who attend Pre-School Education and children who attend Basic Education, especially during the first six years of school.
NRP and SLNP work together and school libraries have an important role to place the book at the centre of the school activity, preparing innovative projects.
2010 IASL Conference An action plan was conceived, involving several institutions, schools, public libraries, social institutions, private institutions, civil associations with relevant significance to educational system, namely throughout the network between School Libraries and the National Reading Plan.
2010 IASL Conference Coordination of NRP
Coordination of the National Reading Plan – an Agency based at the Ministry of Education
Strategic partner responsible for programmes in the Education area – School Library Network Office (RBE)
2010 IASL Conference National Reading Plan (cont.) Programmes to encourage and promote reading:
in school contexts
- classroom - school libraries
in the context of public libraries and other community spaces
in the family/leisure time context
in unconventional reading contexts
Experimental projects for the promotion of reading
the project aLeR+ shows the partnership between School Libraries Network Programme and National Reading Plan
2010 IASL Conference National Reading Plan and the School Libraries Network Programme launched aLeR+ Project, in 2008/09 in a partnership with National Literacy Trust and Reading Connects Project. Main goal of this project:
Creation of a culture of school where the pleasure of reading and reading are central elements cross all curricula and extracurricular activities, involving all elements of the educational community.
Financial and technical support by SLNP and NRP
2010 IASL Conference “…finding ways to engage students in reading may be one of the most effective ways to leverage social change…” Reading for Change, OECD, 2002
2010 IASL Conference Develop an integrated culture of reading Seeking to encourage schools to set reading and the pleasure of reading in the centre of their educational project and its activities, following a set of guidelines:
To set the pleasure of reading in the centre of its efforts to raise the standards of learning for students and educational success;
To involve all the elements of the educational community in reading promotion - educators, teachers, staff, parents and librarians, local authorities, etc.;
To work in partnership with families to encourage reading at home...
2010 IASL Conference Key areas:
All school reading strategy
Reading promotion (visible)
Groups with specific interests
Reading events and groups
Integrating reading for pleasure into transition levels
Each school has chosen the key areas according its reality and interests
2010 IASL Conference TheprojectaLeR+ 33 schoolsin2008/2009 33 + 30 schoolsin 2009/2010 14 schoolsin 2010/2011 30 CIBE (Regional Coordinatorsof SLNP) 74 teamscoordinatedbyteacherlibrarian Nationallevel Alleducationallevels Readingpracticesalreadyinthefield Recognition of the importance of reading for school success and educational Readingliteracy as a maingoalinSchool Project InvolvementofSchoolBoard Publiclibraryarticulation Teacherlibrarian
2010 IASL Conference Resources
Guidelines: presentation, guidelines, family toolkit
Materials to support the development of projects ( online)
2010 IASL Conference Internal evaluation based on:
Supervision visits of the lead team
“The close supervision by the lead team to all schools within the project, was considered a positive aspect and seems to became a greater responsibility and recognition by all shoos and school boards ” In, 2010 NRP Evaluation Report
Documentation produced under the project
Presentation of activities in the annual conference of the project
2010 IASL Conference Findings:
a real progress in different reading areas
reading promotion related to literature was the main focus in the first year
second year, 90% of the projects work with curricula and in articulation with all school
the added value of this project in the promotion of a reading culture
the teacher librarian and school library as the main actors of the change
relevance of the partnership between the two programs: SLNP and NRP
2010 IASL Conference
a major sensibility to reading issues,
reading as a cross curricula activity,
reading is a daily routine either in formal or informal schooling activities,
“... diverse and originality of activities developed by schools. Involving all school community, in a reading environment spread out to families and community…” Teacher librarian, in 2010 NRP Evaluation Report
2010 IASL Conference
more coherent and consistent reading promotion activities
a greater interaction between school library and teachers
increasing of collaborative work between teacher librarian and teachers
2010 IASL Conference
aLeR+ is developing a “reading policy in schools”
“I think that now we can talk about a truly reading policy and that makes the difference... a major engagement of teachers of different subjects “ “ All teachers have the same focus, they try to achieve the same goals and not isolated activities (as it was in the beginning) “ Teacher librarian, in 2010 NRP Evaluation Report
2010 IASL Conference
a greater interaction between public library, school library and school community,
parents and local community, including local authorities are much more involved
“Reading club works for parents, too…and a lot of them do the recommended reading…” Teacher Librarian, in 2010 NRP Evaluation Report
2010 IASL Conference
the added value of teacher librarian
“… a major factor of improvement, evidenced in the study cases, is the teacher librarian position and the practical results of this measure…All school recognize the central role of school library in the organization and in performing activities…” in 2010 NRP Evaluation Report
2010 IASL Conference What schools say: “…Theschoollibraryistheheartofschool. School libraryisleading and keepsstudents, teachers and othersmoving… “ Teacher Librarian, in 2010 NRP Evaluation Report “…The project has contributed to turn reading a main focus in school community…” “… More time in classroom contexts addressed to reading in different kind of reading (scientific, poetry, literature, maths…)” “… a reading plan to each class is conceived with the support of school library …”
2010 IASL Conference “School as a reading community is a very difficult task, but if we have three conditions: A lot of books, lot of good books for instruction and pleasure A lot of teachers as good reading models A school library which are able to put reading at the center of the school
this is the way, we are sure…”
Lina Duarte, teacher librarian, in Noesis (2010), 82, Jul./Sept.