School and system improvement

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School libraries, Teacher librarians, Teacher characteristics, Teacher employment


Report commissioned by a coalition of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), ALIA Schools, Australian School Library Association, Queensland School Library Association, School Library Association of New South Wales, School Library Association of South Australia, School Library Association of Victoria and the Western Australian School Library Association.


This report analyses the 2007, 2010 and 2013 Staff in Australia's Schools (SiAS) survey results to produce profiles of primary and secondary teachers who are working in a library role. It compares the findings about numbers of teachers working in a library role with the overall teacher cohort in terms of location, school sector and socio-economic status of schools. It also profiles teachers working in a library role in terms of their average age, gender, level of tertiary study and basis of work. It makes particular mention of early career teachers in libraries and teachers working out of field in libraries.

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Camberwell, Vic.


Australian Council for Educational Research