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It is heartbreaking to recall that in 1970 it was possible to be very hopeful that a great new age of British school librarianship was about to dawn. It did not happen and this despite the best activities of some school librarians and some local education authorities and despite some positive...
Forecasting for the future is fun and when I started in education in the sixties my guesses were fairly accurate. So few new materials and methods of presentation were being produced that more of what we had was the likely future. Now, however, the situation is very different. Change is the...
The initial impressions received by anyone surveying the structures for school library services in the United Kingdom may give rise to astonishment that there is such a diversity of provision within a comparatively small country. Resembling a patchwork, with some pieces taken from the same...
A fashionable cant in education is that teachers are not so much concerned with teaching as with learning. This belief emerged mainly as a result of the work of new thinkers in the 1960's who directed attention to the importance of the learner in the learning process and who heightened an...
The aim of this article is to identify future trends in the education and training of school librarians by examining the demands which will be made on future school librarians and the likely technological and educational developments which will influence these demands. The author will argue that...
It is now generally acknowledged that the quality of the learning environment created by schools depends on the existence of efficiently managed and accessible resource services. These services, concerned as they are to develop, mainatin and make available materials that are intended to enrich...
Intellectual distinction and visual panache lie outside the scope of this note it concerns the arithmetic of the journal world. In terms of merit, it assumes arbitrarily that all titles discussed are equal and interchangeable.
Paisley College of Technology was originally founded in 1897 and in 1950 became a Scottish Central Institution it currently has some 3000 students, all of whom are studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level for degrees validated by the Council for National Academic Awards. All the courses...
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