Saturday, May 07, 2011

Support for libraries is linked to increased reading scores

Guess what?  
Support for libraries is important to learning.  What we all knew intuitively turns out to be true.  A group of American and Canadian researchers have found that when support for school libraries goes up, so do reading scores as well as learning measured in other ways. "School Library Research Summarized" can be found at the link below. It has also been turned into a booklet and a website. Both can be found here: Thanks to my colleague Brenda Kearns from the Canadian Society of Authors Illustrators and Performers  (CANSCAIP for the heads up).

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