A Study for Macro-Environment of Japanese School Libraries

일본 학교도서관 발전을 위한 거시적 환경에 관한 고찰

  • 이원숙 (공주대학교 사범대학 문헌정보교육과)
  • Received : 2011.11.24
  • Accepted : 2011.12.28
  • Published : 2011.12.30


In the 90s, due the Japanese students' degradation in reading comprehension from literacy escape, it was serious social phenomenon that brought reading crisis in Japan. However, school libraries and related institutions regarded this as a turning point and started to reset revise their legislations and focused on environmental improvement of children's reading activities from various aspects by conduction reading related activities. This study is to help understanding macro-environment of Japanese school libraries by introducing and summarizing all the efforts from each fields for restructuring reading environment mainly around the school libraries from 90's in Japan.