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A Study on the Development of Public Library Programs for the Education of Children in the Multicultural Families

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2022, 53(2), pp.137-163
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.53.2.202206.137
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : May 25, 2022
  • Accepted : June 9, 2022
  • Published : June 30, 2022

YeonOk Lee 1 CHANG, DURK HYUN 1 Seung Min Lee 1

1부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to develop the public library programs that support the needs of multicultural families by examining the details of their information needs, focusing on the children’s education issues of multicultural families. For this purpose, the data on experiences and needs related to the education of multicultural families’ children were collected through in-depth interviews with married immigrant women. The study found the following six types of children’s education-related needs of multicultural families: 1) Lack of understanding about the educational system and situation of Korean schools, 2) Their children’s needs for language and learning 3) Their children’s Bilingual education 4) Educational information for the role of parents, 5) Prejudice and discrimination against their children at school 6) Supporting library awareness and experience of mulitcultural families. Based on these needs, the following programs were suggested: 1) Parent role program for children’s education, 2) Children’s learning program, 3) Children’s language education program, 4) Multicultural understanding education, 5) Library user education and guidance.

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