Haycock Ken (2003). The crisis in Canada's school libraries : The case for reform and reinvestment. Toronto : Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP). En ligne : <http://www.peopleforedu ... ycoalition/Report03.pdf>.
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BibTeX citation key: Haycock2003
Keywords: bibliothĂ¨ques scolaires, Canada
Publisher: Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) (Toronto)
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This landmark study pushes this pressing issue to the forefront of the national debate on improving student achievement and literacy.
Provinces are dismantling the proven tool to improve student literacy â€“ the school library â€“ in favour of flashy and politically popular reading initiatives, says this new study on Canada's school libraries. Dr. Ken Haycock found a strong correlation between school libraries, teacher-librarians
and student achievement. Yet, "too many school libraries are now little more than storage rooms."
Dr. Ken Haycock points out that only 10 per cent of Ontario elementary schools have a full-time teacher librarian compared with 42 per cent 25 years ago. And in British Columbia, budgets for buying books vary wildly from 80
cents to $35 per student per year. And these are only two of the facts cited.
In his report, Haycock includes research results in the United States that show a direct connection between larger collections of materials for students and higher achievement levels, higher spending on books and other materials
and increased reading scores, and provision of trained teaching staff and higher student achievement in schools.
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