USE OF SCHOOL LIBRARIES BY TEACHERS: THE CASE OF OMAN Group 2 -Asila Alhashmi - Hanaa Alzuhaibi -Ameera Baomar - Bayan Alrawas
Investigated the nature and extent of use of school libraries by teachers in preparatory and secondary schools in Oman.
Evaluated the types of material and the range of services used.
Teacher satisfaction with provision.
What are the characteristics of the teachers who use school libraries in Oman?
• How do teachers use school libraries in Oman?
• How do teachers assess the services provided by school libraries in Oman?
• What do teachers suggest to develop the services provided by school libraries in Oman?
Questionnaire (teacher from 12 preparatory and 12 secondary school in eight administrative regions).
RESULTS OF THE STUDY
More male teachers used the library daily and once a week, whilst more female teachers used the library once a month and rarely.
PERCENTAGE OF TEACHERS WHO USED THE LIBRARY FOR EACH MATERIALS
PERCENTAGE OF TEACHERS WHO USED THE LIBRARY FOR EACH ACTIVITY
Male users were more likely to use books and newspapers than females.
No significant difference between the genders in using other library resources such as journals and Av/Media.
TEACHERS SATISFIED WITH THEIR LIBRARY RECOURSE
No significant differences between the genders regarding their satisfaction with the library materials. Library resources
LACK OF RECOURSES
95% indicated that their libraries had a total lack of resources(books, references, atlases and dictionaries, as well as Av/Media and journals in different areas, especially in sciences and Arabic literature
Most books were old and did not meet the needs of the teaching curriculum.
Assessment of library services by teachers
WHAT ADDITIONAL SERVICES WERE NEEDED?
(85%) stated that information technology and Av/Media
First problem: ”did not find the material required”
found the materials these were out of date.
Not gaining access to the materials.
(100%) had no access to computing facilities within their school libraries.
73% indicated that their libraries had not
provided any orientation programs.
The orientation program the teacher need:
1- ”learning skills”,
2- ”effective use of the library”
3- “ the use of information technology “
4- “writing reports “
A low use of libraries by teachers in preparatory and secondary schools in Oman . why ?
The shortage of library resources: print, audiovisual and electronic materials.
• The outdated library materials.
• The lack of matching between the library collections and the teaching curriculum.
• The lack of motivation among teachers to use information centers.