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Lesley J. Farmer, Jennifer L. Branch - Teacher Librarian Preparation Programs’ Curriculum: Is Univer
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Teacher Librarian Preparation Programs’ Curriculum: Is Universality Possible – or Beneficial?

Lesley J. Farmer
Professor of Librarianship CSU Long Beach
USA

Jennifer L. Branch
Associate Professor University of Alberta
Canada

This paper provides an introduction the a presentation that will explore the standards and academic preparation of teacher-librarians  in North America and selected countries (e.g., Brazil, Denmark, Portugal, India) to ascertain both the core competencies required for 21st century work in school libraries and the factors that predict high-quality teacher-librarianship preparation programs. In the process, the presentation will discuss ways that professional school library associations can advocate for standards that insure high-quality school library programs.  The presentation will also uncover possible universal and culturally-determined curriculum.

Keywords: teacher-librarianship education, graduate studies, curriculum, learning outcomes, international standards

 
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