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Qui | 06.06.13

Projeto de reforço dos programas das bibliotecas escolares nos EUA

O reconhecimento do importante papel que as bibliotecas escolares podem desempenhar na aprendizagem dos alunos, levou alguns Senadores dos EUA a incluírem medidas fortes para a  efetivação de programas de biblioteca no Strengthening America’s Schools Act, apresentado na terça-feira passada:

Washington, D.C.— The American Library Association would like to thank Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) for their leadership in including strong provisions for effective school library programs in the Strengthening America’s Schools Act that was introduced on Tuesday. The bill is the first to recognize the role school library programs play in student learning since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first enacted in 1965.

If this bill were to become law, it would reauthorize ESEA. Strengthening America’s Schools Act creates specific language for libraries and implements the Improving Literacy and College and Career Readiness through Effective School Library Program.  This program has several provisions that will be helpful to students and libraries in the United States including defining an effective school library program as:

  • Staffed by a state-certified or licensed school librarian;
  • Having up-to-date books, materials, equipment, and technology (including broadband);
  • Including regular collaboration between classroom teachers and school librarians to assist with the development and implementation of curriculum;
  • Supports the development of digital literacy skills (...)

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