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An Analysis of Secondary School Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences in Korean School Libraries

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2018, 49(3), pp.55-75
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.49.3.201809.55
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : July 13, 2018
  • Accepted : September 4, 2018

Byoung-Moon So 1 Song, Gi-Ho 2

1우신고등학교 사서교사
2공주대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to identify characteristics of secondary school teachers' perceptions and experiences of school libraries and to suggest strategies for its' activation. In order to achieve this aim, the questionnaire survey was conducted for 229 secondary school teachers who participated in K university qualification training in 2017. As a result, they recognize that school libraries are an essential facility and that continuous support and investment are needed. They think that the effectiveness of the school library is very helpful for creating a leisure and cultural life and for stimulating reading atmosphere and education, and this perception is stronger at lower ages. The number of school library use of them is as low as once a month, and the purpose of use is mainly for cultivation and leisure. The discomfort of the school library is mostly due to lack of materials and space for them. In particular, they have a lack of knowledge and necessity about the method of library-based instruction and insufficient preparation time and poor materials. Teachers are highly aware of the need and utility of training, and prefer training with peers. Therefore, it is necessary to develop strategies such as remodeling space and increasing collections for their study and instruction, and foster peer supervision so that they can actively utilize school library in subjects management.

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