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Skolbibliotekens roll som pedagogisk resurs för barn med läshinder
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate school libraries' role as an educational resource for elementary-school students with reading difficulties. Reading difficulties among young people is an increasing societal problem which affects both their ability to partake in class and everyday activities during their spare time. This study also aims to see how school librarians work with the students with reading difficulties and how they cooperate with teachers and special educators.Using qualitative interviews, I have gained insight into how school librarians work with students with reading difficulties at four different schools. The respondents felt that the cooperation with the teachers and special educators worked well. In terms of knowledge the respondents felt that they were mostly self-educated, since they had not initially received any training regarding adapted media. Some of the older respondents commented on the rapid change within the technology during the last few decades and how their original knowledge within adapted media is now outdated. Concerning resources the responses varied greatly. One school library lacked money and could not purchase certain equipment, like The AppleShelf (Swedish: Äppel hyllan). The Apple Shelf contains various formats of accessible media for children. All respondents felt that they lacked resources in terms of time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
school library, school librarian, educational resource, reading difficulties, reading disability, reading impairment, reading comprehension, adapted media, accessible media, information seeking, information retrieval, dyslexia, talking books, The Apple Shelf, Braille books, sign language, Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, library materials
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120149OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-120149DiVA: diva2:926864
Educational program
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Available from: 2016-05-10 Created: 2016-05-10 Last updated: 2016-05-10Bibliographically approved

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