Information literacy practices by teacher-librarians: a case of four mara junior science colleges in kedah, malaysia

Baharuddin, Mohammad Fazli and Mohd Saad, Mohd Sharif and Mohd Nadzar, Fuziah (2011) Information literacy practices by teacher-librarians: a case of four mara junior science colleges in kedah, malaysia. Jurnal PPM: Journal of Malaysian Librarians, 5. pp. 103-116. ISSN 1823-6308

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    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 literacy practices by teacher-librarians or library media teachers. MJSCs 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 study are: to identify the perception of MJSC teachers on the roles of teacher-librarians; to find out the practices of information literacy by teacher-librarians in the schools; and to identify the collaborative effort that are being practiced between teachers and teacher-librarians. Respondents are school teachers from four MJSCs in Kedah who are teaching various subjects. The instrument used was adapted from 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 literacy. Many respondents admitted that teacher-librarians have been performing the roles very well but they are unsure of the roles of the teacher-librarians.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
    Divisions: Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) | Librarians Association of Malaysia > Jurnal PPM: Journal of Malaysian Librarians
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 17:01
    Last Modified: 09 May 2017 17:01
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/33998

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