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Findings: The Australia national Framework for Professional Standards for Teaching movement has resulted in the development of Standards of Professional Excellence for Teacher Librarians by the Australian School Library Association the Australian Library and Information Association.

Abstract: All sectors of Australian education are currently seeking to define and promote quality teaching, and are developing policies on teacher quality and educational leadership. The national Framework for Professional Standards for Teaching sets out agreed foundational elements and dimensions of effective teaching, and provides an architecture within which generic, specialist and subject-area specific professional standards can be developed. In 2005 the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) and the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA) released the joint publication: Standards of Professional Excellence for Teacher Librarians, a document that assists teacher librarians to find their place within the professional teaching standards agenda. This paper will outline the policy framework underpinning the ALIA-ASLA Standards of Professional Excellence for Teacher Librarians and show how the project seeks to empower school libraries by helping teacher librarians evaluate their professional practice.

Mitchell, P. (2006). Australia's professional excellence policy: Empowering school libraries. School Libraries Worldwide, 12(1), 39-49.

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