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Hidden parts in the history of the school library in Kuwait

Hidden parts in the history of the school library in Kuwait Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a clearer picture of the first establishment of school libraries in Kuwait. In addition, the paper explores the development of the school library between 1911 and 1962. Design/methodology/approach – The paper adopts a qualitative research strategy. The interviews and documentation techniques have been utilized to gather data about the subject. Findings – The findings traced the first appearance of the school library in Kuwait back to 1944. It showed that the development of the library encountered major difficulties. Originality/value – The unique study reveals a branch of Kuwaiti education history hitherto concealed from its people, where the recognition of other disciplines in the field and the need for further study emerges. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Hidden parts in the history of the school library in Kuwait

Library Review , Volume 59 (6): 13 – Jun 29, 2010

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/00242531011053922
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a clearer picture of the first establishment of school libraries in Kuwait. In addition, the paper explores the development of the school library between 1911 and 1962. Design/methodology/approach – The paper adopts a qualitative research strategy. The interviews and documentation techniques have been utilized to gather data about the subject. Findings – The findings traced the first appearance of the school library in Kuwait back to 1944. It showed that the development of the library encountered major difficulties. Originality/value – The unique study reveals a branch of Kuwaiti education history hitherto concealed from its people, where the recognition of other disciplines in the field and the need for further study emerges.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 29, 2010

Keywords: School libraries; Kuwait; Educational history

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