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Literacy our prize: improving literacy outcomes in Pacific schools

Bidwell, Pamela S. (2011) Literacy our prize: improving literacy outcomes in Pacific schools. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This presentation will examine literacy initiatives and the importance of access to books, as well as low-cost strategies to create local books. Pacific children enjoy read-aloud sessions, as well as activities that stimulate enquiring minds. Initiatives such as resource-based learning encourage older students to explore topics beyond their workbooks - moving them beyond fact to interpretation. Pacific governments recognise that boosting literacy builds local economies, so Pacific school libraries should be a gateway to reading. The reality is that many are poorly resourced, with out-dated collections and limited or no access to computers. The presentation will describe the benefits of a well-run school library, as international studies show significantly improve standard reading results, as well as language and arts scores. There is value in providing both printed and electronic resources, and the presentation will conclude with a brief examination of a project to distribute digital information sources to Pacific school libraries.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 15:02
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 16:50
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4661
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