Untangling the evidence : teacher librarians and evidence based practice

Gillespie, Ann M. (2013) Untangling the evidence : teacher librarians and evidence based practice. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The research was a qualitative study investigating the lived experiences of teacher librarians as evidence based practitioners in Australian school libraries. It addressed how teacher librarians understood, applied and implemented evidence based practice, and investigated what these teacher librarians considered to constitute evidence. Two key critical findings of this research are that evidence based practice for teacher librarians is a holistic experience and evidence for teacher librarians can take many forms, including professional knowledge, observations, statistics, informal feedback and personal reflections.

The study is significant to teacher librarians, library and information professionals, schools and school administrators, and the research field.

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ID Code: 61742
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Partridge, Helen, Hughes, Hilary, & Edwards, Sylvia
Keywords: evidence-based practice, evidence based practice, teacher librarians, critical incident technique, expanded critical incident technique, critical findings, empirical model, qualitative research, professional practice, reflective praactice
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2013 04:47
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 14:44

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