Advertisement

A Library and School Network in Sweden

Social Literacies and Popular Education
  • Helen Avery
Part of the New Research – New Voices book series (NRNV)

Abstract

The topic of this article is the Commons, an integrated school and public library network in an urban multi-ethnic neighbourhood in southern Sweden. In 2011, the Commons network was awarded a national prize as the best school library in Sweden for its outstanding collaboration with the teachers and its exemplary work in stimulating learning.

Keywords

Public Library Literacy Practice School Library Participatory Democracy School Network 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Aabø, S., & Audunson, R. (2012). Use of library space and the library as place. Library & Information Science Research, 34(2), 138–149. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2011.06.002CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Alexandersson, M., & Limberg, L. (2012). Changing conditions for information use and learning in Swedish schools: A synthesis of research. Human IT, 11(2), 131–154.Google Scholar
  3. Ambrosini, M., & Boccagni, P. (2015). Urban multiculturalism beyond the “backlash”: New discourses and different practices in immigrant policies across European cities. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 36(1), 35–53. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2014.990362CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Avery, H. (2013). Pratiques d’engagement collaboratifs et le rôle de la bibliothèque dans un quartier urbain multiethnique en Suède [Collaborative engagement practices and the role of the school library in a multi-ethnic Swedish suburb]. Education & Formation, E-300, 97–107.Google Scholar
  5. Buckingham, D. (2015). Defining digital literacy – What do young people need to know about digital media? Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 9, 21–35.Google Scholar
  6. Carlsson, H., Hanell, F., & Lindh, K. (2013). Exploring multiple spaces and practices: A note on the use of ethnography in research in library and information studies. Information Research, 18(3), paper C17.Google Scholar
  7. Chelliah, R. (2014). Community building, multiculturalism and the suburban public library (Doctoral thesis). School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth.Google Scholar
  8. Dahlstedt, M., Ålund, A., & Ålund, A. (2010). Villkorat partnerskap: Demokrati och social inkludering i relationer mellan bildningsförbund och föreningar bildade på etnisk grund [Partnership with conditions: Democracy and social inclusion in relations between popular education federations and associations based on ethnicity]. Dansk Sociologi, 21(4), 75–94.Google Scholar
  9. Eriksen, T. H. (2004). Place, kinship and the case for non-ethnic nations. Nations and Nationalism, 10(1/2), 49–62. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1354-5078.2004.00154.xCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Eriksson, L., & Forsberg, A. (2010). The part played by popular education in local development processes in suburban and rural areas of Sweden. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 29(3), 323–341. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02601371003700626CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Fabos, B. (2008). The price of information: Critical literacy, education, and today’s Internet. In J. Coiro, M. Knobel, C. Lankshear, & D. J. Leu (Eds.), Handbook of research on new literacies (pp. 839–870). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.Google Scholar
  12. Glassman, M., & Patton, R. (2014). Capability through participatory democracy: Sen, Freire and Dewey. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 46(12), 1353–1365. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2013.828582CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Gougoulakis, P., & Christie, M. (2012). Popular education in times of societal transformation: A Swedish perspective. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 52(2), 237–256.Google Scholar
  14. Hederén, A., & Larsson, S. (2012). Biblioteken som lärmiljöer [Libraries as environments for learning]. Report 2, 2010–2012. Östergötland: Länsbibliotek Östergötland.Google Scholar
  15. Hull, G., & Schultz, K. (2001). Literacy and learning out of school: A review of theory and research. Review of Educational Research, 71(4), 575–611. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3102/00346543071004575
  16. Klasson, M. (1996). Kulturbevarare, kulturbärare, kulturbyggare, kulturförnyare [Culture preservers, culture transmitters, culture builders, culture renewers]. Kulturpolitisk Tidskrift, 2, 15–22.Google Scholar
  17. Klasson, M. (1997). Temat bibliotek, folkbildning och livslångt lärande [The topic of libraries, popular education and life-long learning]. In M. Klasson (Ed.), Folkbildning och bibliotek: På spaning efter spår av folkbildning och livslångt lärande i biblioteksvärlden [Popular education and libraries: Looking for traces of popular education and lifelong learning in the world of libraries]. Borås: Valfrid. Kumlin, S., & Rothstein, B. (2010). Questioning the new liberal dilemma: Immigrants, social networks, and institutional fairness. Comparative Politics, 43(1), 63–80. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5129/001041510X12911363510394
  18. Laginder, A., Nordvall, H., & Crowther, J. (Eds.). (2013). Popular education, power and democracy: Swedish experiences and contributions. Leicester: NICAE.Google Scholar
  19. Miller, J. (2014). A comparative study of public libraries in Edinburgh and Copenhagen and their potential for social capital creation. Libri, 64(4), 316–326. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/libri-2014-0025
  20. Molle, D., Sato, E., Boals, T., & Hedgspeth, C. A. (Eds.). (2015). Multilingual learners and academic literacies: Sociocultural contexts of literacy development in adolescents. New York, NY: Routledge.Google Scholar
  21. Pihl, J. (2009). Ethno-nationalism and education. In S. Alghasi, T. H. Eriksen, & H. Ghorasi (Eds.), Paradoxes of cultural recognition perspectives from Northern Europe (pp. 111–133). Farnham: Ashgate.Google Scholar
  22. Pihl, J. (2012). Multiplisitet, myndiggjöring, medborgerskap: Inkludering gjennem bruk av biblioteket som laeringsarena [Multiplicity, empowerment, citizenship: Inclusion through the use of the library as an arena for learning]. Oslo: Høgskolan i Oslo og Akershus.Google Scholar
  23. Schultz, K., & Hull, G. (2002). Locating literacy theory in out-of-school contexts. In G. Hull & K. Schultz (Eds.), School’s out: Bridging out-of-school literacies with classroom practice (pp. 11–31). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.Google Scholar
  24. SFS 2010:800. (2010). Education Act, Swedish Code of Statutes.Google Scholar
  25. SFS 2013:801. (2013). Library Act, Swedish Code of Statutes.Google Scholar
  26. Stake, R. E. (1995). The art of case study research. London: Sage.Google Scholar
  27. Swedish National Agency for Education. (2011). Curriculum for the compulsory school system, the preschool class and the recreation centre. Stockholm: Swedish National Agency for Education.Google Scholar
  28. Thorsson, P., & Viklund, C. (2006). Arbetarrörelsens bibliotekssträvanden i Sverige – exemplet ABF-biblioteket i Oskarström [The library ambitions of the Labour Movement in Sweden – The example of the library of the Workers’ Educational Association in Oskarström]. Borås: Bibliotekshögskolan.Google Scholar
  29. Vårheim, A. (2014). Trust in libraries and trust in most people: Social capital creation in the public library. The Library Quarterly, 84(3), 258–277. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/676487CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Zetterlund, A. (1997). Om folkbildningens roll i biblioteksvärlden idag [On the role of popular education in the library world of today]. In M. Klasson (Ed.), Folkbildning och bibliotek: På spaning efter spår av folkbildning och livslångt lärande i biblioteksvärlden [Popular education and libraries: Looking for traces of popular education and lifelong learning in the world of libraries] (pp. 26–47). Borås: Valfrid.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Sense Publishers 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Avery
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Middle Eastern StudiesLund UniversitySweden

Personalised recommendations