Tag Archive for 'school libraries'

Ensuring All Children Enjoy Access to Information

Information matters for children. This is most obviously the case for education, as children learn about the world around them, progressively broadening their horizons, and discovering new opportunities. But it also matters for health and wellbeing, from helping find solutions in response to specific mental or physical issues, but also […]

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Library Stat of the Week #41: Children of Parents with Lower Qualifications Tend to Depend More on Libraries

In the last couple of Library Stat of the Week posts, we have explored data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Programme for International Student Assessment (OECD PISA) which gives an insight into how much different groups use libraries. We have seen, already, that students from immigrant backgrounds, […]

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Library Stat of the Week #40: School children without a room of their own or an internet connection rely more on libraries than their peers

Last week’s Library Stat of the Week started to explore the data available from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Programme for International Student Assessment (OECD PISA) regarding libraries and inequalities. Based on a series of questions about the type of use that students (15 year olds taking part […]

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Library Stat of the Week #39: Globally, 1st and 2nd generation immigrant students make more intensive use of libraries than their native peers

One of the most worrying aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences has been the deepening of the educational divide. As highlighted in the Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers report, there is a significant risk that the closure of school buildings will increase inequalities. In effect, groups that previously faced risks […]

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A Vital Job at a Difficult Time: Libraries Supporting Teachers During COVID-19

The closure of schools as part of the response to COVID-19 has had major consequences that have not only been felt in the short-term, but that may continue to be felt well into the future. Teachers have been obliged to change their way of working dramatically at short notice, going […]

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Library Stat of the Week #38: 15 year-olds with access to a library tend to be a year ahead in reading skills than those without

Today marks the beginning of School Library Month, and so it’s a great moment to be looking at available data about the connections between libraries and school performance at the global level. In last week’s Library Stat of the Week, we used Library Map of the World data concerning numbers […]

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Library Stat of the Week #37: The connection between having access to a library and enjoyment of reading is strongest among children in Austria, France and Montenegro

Last week’s Library Stat of the Week looked at the connection between numbers of school libraries and levels of enjoyment of reading, combining data from IFLA’s Library Map of the World and the OECD’s PISA study. As highlighted, simply counting the number of students per school library has limits as […]

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