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Friday, May 06, 2005

Teacher-librarian's lament

A StatsCan report was released this week covering school libraries and teacher-librarians in Canada. I will likely have more to say about this in coming days, but for the moment, let me make the following observation. In Canada, in the 2003-4 school year, 1 in 4 schools had a teacher-librarian on staff. In my home province of Alberta, 7 out of every 100 schools had a teacher-librarian. In the ironic words of a rather insighful Edmonton cab driver regarding education funding in Alberta, "We don't need no fancy book-learning."

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