A Comparison of training course of teacher librarians in France and Japan


  • Kazuyuki Sunaga Kokugakuin University


training course, teacher librarian, documentaliste professeur, ESPE


In Japan the training courses of teacher librarian have been carried out in summer courses, lectures of universities or junior colleges, and the university of the Air. This programme consists of five subjects with 10 credits (150 hours). In France the position of "documentaliste (teacher librarian in secondary school)" is created in 1989. Since 2013 the training course has been carried out in les Ecoles Sperieurires du Professorat et de I'Education, ESPE. These schools are at the level of graduate school. The term of training course lasts two years. They are studying in 700 - 800 hours in the 2 years' training course. The trainees are required to take the national examination, concours.