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Opening Doors: the School Library in a culturally diverse society: Bridgwater, Somerset, 8 November 2018


Our course Opening Doors: the School Library in a culturally diverse society, run by Alec Williams, will be held at Resourses for Learning, Parkway, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4RL on 8 November 2018.

This course looks briefly at the recent history of population change, and examines some of the terms used (‘Multiculturalism’, ‘Community Cohesion’).  It examines a range of resources: to help with language learning; to provide self-identity; and to challenge perceptions.  It advocates creating a reading culture that attracts all students; at role models, at invited guests, and at parents and volunteers. Delegates will explore ways to develop a library which welcomes all students, and at the case for specific activities to attract those from ethnic minorities.  The course will also look briefly at information literacy: at successful practice in diverse schools, and at considerations for new language learners. 

The closing date is 24 October 2018. Bookings received by 15 October 2018 are eligible for a £15 discount making the cost of the full days training just £90 (SLA members), £120 (for non-SLA members working in schools which subscribe to Somerset Resources for Learning) and £150 to all others.  Additional discounts are being offered for a second person attending from the same school (accompanying a full paying delegate). 

Key Audience:

primary and secondary school library staff

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