Why, then, are Alberta school libraries consistently under-staffed and under-funded? The research has been out there for some time. Is it not important that the next generation are fully literate? How can we get this message to the decision-makers?
Via Scoop.it – Student Learning through School Libraries
Research has shown that more access to books results in more reading and more reading leads to better literacy development. A new study on the impact of libraries on reading achievement by Stephen Krashen and colleagues using NAEP reading scores and PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) data. Three multivariate analyses, all controlling for the effects of poverty, confirm the importance of the library.
The researchers conclude: