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Libraries and Learning Blog | Services to Schools

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"We've just started publishing posts today for 2013 - and today's post may be less relevant to Australian TLs but if you have a little scroll through the previous content you'll see the sort of things that we normally  blog about and you may like to follow.  The posts are written by a variety of Services to Schools staff

primarily Library Advisers who work with schools around NZ to develop their library programmes and services".

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Public and Private Schools - OECD

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In most PISA-participating countries and economies, the average socio-economic background of students who attend privately managed schools is more advantaged than that of those who attend public schools. Yet in some countries, there is little difference in the socio-economic profiles between public and private schools. Why? An analysis of PISA results finds that while the prevalence of privately managed schools in a country is not related to socio-economic stratification within a school system, the level of public funding to privately managed schools is: the higher the proportion of public funding allocated to privately managed schools, the smaller the socio-economic divide between publicly and privately managed schools. This report also shows that those countries with narrow socio-economic stratification in their education systems not only maximise equity and social cohesion, but also perform well in the ....

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Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

Using social media in schools doesn't have to be scary, says Matt Britland.

An interesting roundup from a Head of ICT that makes a good discussion starter for staff.


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What Schools Are Really Blocking When They Block Social Media

What Schools Are Really Blocking When They Block Social Media | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Can social media be a distraction? Absolutely. Will some students access questionable content? Yes. But many students use social media to enhance their learning, expand the reach of the classroom and fashion their own personal learning networks.

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