International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2023, Vol. 14(3) 15-24

School libraries through the eyes of primary school administrators: current status, functions and prospects

Erol Duran, Gökhan Demirhan & Savaş Demir

pp. 15 - 24   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijrte.2023.598.02   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2308-17-0006.R1

Published online: September 27, 2023  |   Number of Views: 21  |  Number of Download: 111


Abstract

This study, which aims to determine the views of primary school administrators on school libraries, was conducted in phenomenological research design, one of the qualitative research methods. Answers to the following questions were sought in the research: What are the opinions of primary school administrators about the staff, equipment and space features of libraries in their schools? What are the opinions of primary school administrators about the contribution of school libraries to students? What are the opinions of primary school administrators about the purposes of using school libraries by students? What are the opinions of primary school administrators about increasing the effectiveness of school libraries? The data of the study were collected with a semi-structured interview form developed by the researchers. The study group consisted of 12 school administrators. According to the results of the study, it was found that school administrators think that school libraries are adequate in terms of space, equipment and content, and that the most important deficiencies are the lack of library staff and the lack of independent workspaces. In addition, primary school administrators stated that the most important contribution of school libraries is that they provide students with reading habits and desired social skills and behaviors.

Keywords: Library, School Library, School Administrators


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Duran, E., Demirhan, G. & Demir, S. (2023). School libraries through the eyes of primary school administrators: current status, functions and prospects . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(3), 15-24. doi: 10.29329/ijrte.2023.598.02

Harvard
Duran, E., Demirhan, G. and Demir, S. (2023). School libraries through the eyes of primary school administrators: current status, functions and prospects . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(3), pp. 15-24.

Chicago 16th edition
Duran, Erol, Gokhan Demirhan and Savas Demir (2023). "School libraries through the eyes of primary school administrators: current status, functions and prospects ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 14 (3):15-24. doi:10.29329/ijrte.2023.598.02.

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