Teacher and librarian partnerships in literacy education: Contradictions, Barriers and Opportunities
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- Institutt for pedagogikk 
AbstractThis thesis develops new knowledge about and theoretical perspectives on the contradictions, barriers and opportunities that might occur within the development of teacher and librarian partnerships in literacy education. Drawing on Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), the study explores and analyses contradictions in two small-scale educational interventions involving teacher and librarian partnerships at the school level and at the inter-institutional level in Norway. The thesis discusses how these contradictions are triggered by a primary systemic contradiction in literacy education between a sociocultural discourse and a dominant technocratic discourse. Dominant technocratic discourses in education makes it difficult to resolve contradictions that occur in teacher and librarian partnerships solely through local efforts. The development of sustainable teacher and librarian partnerships depends on the priority given to such partnerships in educational policy and research, in curriculum development and in the professional training of both professions.
List of papers
|Article 1: Eri, T. (2013). The best way to conduct intervention research: methodological considerations. Quality & Quantity, 47(5), 2459-2472. doi:10.1007/s11135-012-9664-9. The paper is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The published version is available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-012-9664-9|
|Article 2: Eri, T., & Pihl, J. (2017). The challenge of sustaining change: contradictions within the development of teacher and librarian collaboration. Educational Action Research, 25(2), 239-255. doi:10.1080/09650792.2016.1147366. The paper is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The published version is available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2016.1147366|
|Article 3: Eri, T. (2017). A multilingual book café at the school library. Contradictions between literacy discourses. In J. Pihl, K. Skinstad van der Kooij, & T. C. Carlsten (Eds.), Teacher and librarian partnerships in literacy education in the 21th century (Vol. 6, pp. 103-118).Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. ISBN: 978-94-6300-898-3 (hardback). The paper is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions.|