A Descriptive Study of Resources for Hispanic Students in North Carolina Public K-8 School Library Collections

by Etchison, W

Abstract (Summary)
In this study, collections in K-8 public school libraries across North Carolina were analyzed with respect to their holdings of items for Hispanic students. These collections were analyzed through online library catalogs, which were identified by visiting the websites of every public school district in North Carolina, along with school websites within those districts. 35 schools were randomly selected for further analysis. A pre-set group of keywords was used to search each catalog, and items that met specified criteria to qualify as Hispanic resources were recorded. This data has been used to analyze the collections of the schools with respect to total resources, resource format, resource language, and student population demographics (specifically, the percentage of Hispanic students within the respective schools). It is hoped that this research will lead to a better understanding of the resources available to Hispanic students in the K-8 public schools of North Carolina.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Sandra Hughes-Hassell

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:school libraries bilingual materials hispanic american north carolina spanish language


Date of Publication:04/07/2008

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