High School Teachers’ Attitudes towards the School Library

Snunith Shoham, Naava Saad

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One hundred and eighty-nine Israeli high school teachers filled in question- naires in which they were asked about their philosophy of education and their attitudes toward and the use of their school library. When asked about their philosophy of education many answers reflected the progressive approach, although most of them gave undecisive answers. When asked about their practical work different answers were given. Only 26% of the teachers regularly give their students individual assignments, and only 14% see the contribution of the library to the learning process as very important. There were significant differences among the different departments‘ teachers. More social sciences and humanities teachers view the library as an important part of the educational process and use it than the science teachers. The smallest use is made by languages, mathematics, and technical and vocational teachers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-96
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Teacher Education
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990


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