Information literacy practices by teacher-librarians: a case of four MARA junior science colleges in Kedah, Malaysia

Information literacy practices by teacher-librarians: a case of four MARA junior science colleges in Kedah, Malaysia. Jurnal PPM, 5: 9. pp. 103-116. ISSN 1823-6308 (2011)



Abstract

This paper discusses the results of a study carried out at four selected MARA Junior Science Colleges (MJSC) in Kedah, Malaysia. It focuses on teachers perception on information h.teracy practices by teacher-librarians or library media teachers. MISC& are boarding secondary schools managed by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), a statutory body in Malaysia that run 42 MJSCs nation-wide and employs a teacher-librarian or library media teacher at each MJSC. Teacher-librarians only teach seven hours per week and spend most of
their working hours managing their school resource centres. The objectives of this studv are: to identi the perception of MISC teachers on the roles of teacher-librarians; to fmd out the practices of information Literacy by teacher´┐ŻLibrarians in the schools; and to identi the collaborative ort that are being practiced between teachers and teacher-librarians. Respondents are school teachers om four MJSCs in Kedah who are teaching various subjects. The
instrument used was adaptedom a questionnaire developed by the Council on Teacher Education (C.O.T.E) (2003). From 200 questionnaires distributed, 157 questionnaires were returned. About 47.8% of the teachers were unsure about
information Lt.teracy. Many respondents admitted that teacher-librarians have been peorming the roles ve well but they are unsure of the roles of the teacher-librarians.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Teacher-Librarians, School resource centres, Teachers' perception
Taxonomy: By Subject > Information Management > Information Resource
By Subject > Information Management > Library Science
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Information Management
Depositing User: Muhammad Azrul Ayob
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2022 09:18
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2022 09:18
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