Zakir HossainIndependent Researcher · ICS Zurich
Current Project: Academic Integrity and Copyright Literacy 'Policy & Instruction' in K-12: A global study
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Zakir's research interests revolve in the field of school librarianship, academic integrity, copyright literacy and digital information literacy... Twitter: @DuZakir
July 2018 - March 2020
ICS Inter-Community School Zurich
- To lead the virtual library project using the Libguides; To facilitate digital and research literacy sessions that develop students skills to search and research efficiently;
July 2015 - July 2017
European International School Ho Chi Minh City
- Teacher-Librarain & Extended Essay Coordinator
Facebook offers the ability to its users to create a group on a specific subject or interest and ask friends and acquaintances to join and share information which is entirely driven by them. This study seeks to explore whether and how Facebook group adds value to the complex process of school librarians’ professional development. The successive obj...
The government of Viet Nam has made a commitment to build a Lifelong Learning Society by 2020. A range of related initiatives have been launched, including the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) and “Book Day” – a day aimed at encouraging reading and raising awareness of its importance fo...
The purpose of this study is to explore the current environment of secondary school libraries and librarians in Bangladesh. To achieve this objective, an exploratory mixed method study was conducted to ensure the best possible outcomes. In the qualitative phase, besides literature review, five school librarians were interviewed. Based on the output...
School education provides a significant opportunity for students to develop ethics and integrity. By developing these moral and ethical values at a young age in schools, there is a possibility to enhance and empower public integrity and ethical citizenship. This article by Zakir Hossain, our guest author of the Reflections and Actions section for 2...
Academic Integrity Literacy (AIL) is a critical transdisciplinary skill for academic success but many students do not receive this skill in their K-12 years regardless of their schooling system or characteristics of the community they belong to. Numerous research studies in higher education document that high school graduates lack AIL skills, but h...
The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the academic integrity literacy of the UoPeople Foundation Course (UNIV1001) students during their secondary education that may lead to addressing the existing academic integrity competence of students and the further support they need to meet the university requirements. Mainly, the study aims to:...
Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals often act as default copyright mavens at their institutions and, therefore, must have an awareness of copyright law and practices. Using a quantitative national survey: “Copyright Literacy of Bangladeshi LIS Professionals” which was part of a multinational survey entitled "Copyright Literacy of sp...
Snapshot Zakir Hossain explores the important function standards and guidelines can play in supporting the role of school library professionals in creating a culture of academic integrity within their school communities. Hossain reviews current recommendations and gives excellent suggestions as to how practitioners can play a leading role in this a...
The focus of this survey is to investigate the status of secondary school libraries in Bangladesh. From the online survey, 91 responses were received. In general, the survey revealed that a significant number of secondary schools have a school library but lack of reading materials and inadequate funding are common. Most of the school libraries prov...
The study explored the ICT facilities and services at rural Non-Government Secondary (NGS) school libraries in Bangladesh. It identified the ICT literacy of NGS school library professionals known as assistant librarians. An exploratory method was used to ensure the best possible outcomes. Based on the interview and literature review in the qualitat...
This is an opinion Newspaper article published in an English daily in Bangladesh. See details here https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2019/02/05/a-lesson-in-learning?fbclid=IwAR3-tK1YlI0uRyROqL14ZiUfMJS7hrxMeRKWS1wOX8EYKvg6nFXFONjB620
The purpose of this study is to understand the present status of the secondary school librarians in Bangladesh. In general, it is found that although librarianship is not a new concept in Bangladesh, the development of school libraries and to create qualified school library professionals has been slow due to lack of government initiative. Many scho...
The government of Viet Nam has made a commitment to build a Learning Society by 2020 as a part of ASEAN countries’ lifelong learning ambition. A range of related initiatives have been launched by Viet Nam government to encourage reading and raising awareness of its importance for sustainable development of knowledge and skills. Viet Nam aims to imp...
Literature review exposed that an understanding of the Vietnamese students reading habits and their preferences would help related stakeholders to take necessary measures for reading promotion, book publication and design library services in Viet Nam. This study aimed to investigate Vietnamese students’ desired leisure activities which are related...
Vietnam has approved a decision to build a Learning Society by 2020 and in this regard it established a Lifelong Learning Center namely SEAMEO Center for Lifelong Learning under the auspices of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning. The country also aims to implement and develop lifel...
Vietnam has recently approved a decision for Building a Learning Society by 2020 and in this regard the country takes a range of initiatives such as established a special Center, namely ‘SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning’; a day distinctively ‘Book Day’ that aims to encourage reading among the people and increase awareness about the impo...
Reading plays an integral part in the education of individual, especially children and young-adults. It is defined as a basic life skill, a cornerstone for a child’s success in school, and indeed throughout the life. Reading is so important that it cannot be eliminated from the education process. Therefore, reading is vital for the individual in di...
The two key concepts of this paper are the significance of Library and NGO/NPO. The missions of both libraries and NGOs/NPOs increasingly intersect each other. These organizations collaborate to provide essential services that revolve around the creation, dissemination, and storage of information. Besides hundreds of national NGOs/NPOs, 177 (Wikipe...
This paper presents how some national and international NGOs/NPOs contribute to increase literacy and lifelong reading habits among the Vietnamese, especially school goers, by supporting and promoting school and community library activities through building and renovating libraries, providing books and training librarians. Results show that respond...
I'm going to conduct a study on "Exploring the Knowledge and skills required for Teacher-Librarians in guiding today’s and tomorrow’s students". I wonder which methodology is best fit for this and how?
Thanks in advance.
I'm considering to commence my PhD but the more I read and received feedback the longer my PhD topic list became!
1. Impact of technology and the role of Teacher-Librarians in developing students’ information and digital literacy skills;
2. Key competencies of Teacher-Librarians in digital age and how that affect students’ learning and results in schools;
3. Impact of digital technologies and what role can teacher-librarians play in developing digital citizens?
4. School libraries, teacher-librarians and their contribution to students’ 21st century literacy development;
Which one do you think more suitable?
Thanks in advance.
I'm looking for an opportunity to conduct my proposed research entitled "Inventory of education innovations and solutions in Non-formal Education and Lifelong Learning in ASEAN/SEA countries."
This research aims to document and disseminate further the innovations and solutions in non-formal education and lifelong learning in ASEAN and SEAMEO. Beyond compiling education innovations and solutions, the study will also define "education innovation" in the context of Southeast Asia and in consideration of ASEAN Community. The specific objectives of the Research are as following:
· To define "education innovation" and "21st Century Education" in Southeast Asian context;
· To produce compendium of education innovations and solutions in non-formal education and lifelong learning;
· To identify barriers and enablers to education innovation;
I’m working on a funded research project that aims developing an inventory of innovations and solutions in non-formal education and lifelong learning in #ASEAN and #SEAMEO. Therefore, I’m looking for case studies of education innovations and solutions in non-formation education and lifelong learning in some Southeast Asian Countries. It can be any individuals or organisations, either on the supply or demand side that have been successful in non-formal and/or lifelong learning.
Thanks in advance.
I'm going to propose a PhD study on " Role of Social Media in Academic Library Outreach in Developing Countries" and choose exploratory sequential mixed methods design of Grounded theory. I'm still confused what theoretical framework would be best fit for this kind of study.
The study will explore the real situation of academic libraries on the ground in selected developing countries, to develop guidelines for successful outreach through social media, and to contribute to the progress of a stronger theoretical framework to support the development of information services within those countries and beyond.
- To explore copyright literacy among students, teachers and (academic) library professionals; - To investigate legal (copyright) and ethical information literacy of high school/undergraduate students; - To understand the role of (school) library and librarian in academic integrity implementation and promotion;
To explore the current school library situation in Bangladesh; To investigate the present professional conditions of school librarians; To examine the existing ICT facilities and services in school libraries;