The changing role of the learning resource teacher

Phillips, Pamela (1997) The changing role of the learning resource teacher. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This paper addresses the changing role of the Learning Resource Teacher in the modern school environment. Their job description has changed from the traditional librarian duties to assisting teachers to embrace information technology into their curriculum. The writer conducted a literature review on this topic and completed an internship with a Learning Resource Teacher at a local high school. -- The literature review focuses on the expanded role of the Learning Resource Teacher to curriculum consultant, information technology expert, teacher, leader, change agent, and professional development coordinator. Resulting from the literature review, a questionnaire on teachers' perceptions of the Learning Resource Centre programs was developed and distributed to the teaching staff at the internship school. The results of the survey indicated a gradual movement to a better understanding of the new function of the Learning Resource Centre. Based on the results of teachers' perceptions on staff training and the literature review, a just-in-time training model was designed to demonstrate how the Learning Resource Teacher can coordinate staff development This whole process has led the writer to a more practical understanding of the issues relating to the learning resource centre.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1060
Item ID: 1060
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves [44]-47
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1997
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Resource programs (Education); Teacher-librarians; Information technology--Study and teaching

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