The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Page No. 29 - 34

Aligning the Roles of School Resource Centers with Student’s 21st Century Skills Development in Malaysia: A Collaborative Approach

Authors : Husain Hashim, Shamila Mohamed Shuhidan, Mohd Sazili Shahibi and Azma Asnawi Abd Hakim

Abstract: The 21st century skills are embedded in the Malaysian school curriculum to optimize the knowledge, skills and competencies of its people in preparation to face the challenges of the competitive world ahead. Consequently, the education trend has some how created a new gap that the school resource centers should capitalize their potentials beyond the traditional ways, so as to venture into new roles. As none of the library and media teachers who are professionally employed on a full-time basis, there are several issues arise pertaining to a lack of time, knowledge and competencies that have caused further shortcomings in the service provision processes including the delivery of information literacy programs. Taking into consideration of the scenarios, it is proposed through this research a collaborative approach, enabling the library and media teachers to create a strong partnership with classroom teachers and principals to fulfill the needs of teaching and learning of the Malaysian education systems.

How to cite this article:

Husain Hashim, Shamila Mohamed Shuhidan, Mohd Sazili Shahibi and Azma Asnawi Abd Hakim, 2017. Aligning the Roles of School Resource Centers with Student’s 21st Century Skills Development in Malaysia: A Collaborative Approach. The Social Sciences, 12: 29-34.

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