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Information literacy : essential skills for the information age

Information literacy : essential skills for the information age

Author: Michael B Eisenberg; Carrie A Lowe; Kathleen L Spitzer
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Attempts to cover all aspects of information literacy, from the origins of the concept to its economic and political importance.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eisenberg, Michael.
Information literacy.
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Eisenberg; Carrie A Lowe; Kathleen L Spitzer
ISBN: 1591581435 9781591581437
OCLC Number: 53059361
Notes: Revised edition of: Information literacy / by Kathleen L. Spitzer with Michael B. Eisenberg and Carrie A. Lowe.
Description: xviii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Foreword --
Introduction --
1. Defining information literacy --
Visual literacy --
Media literacy --
Computer literacy --
Digital literacy --
Network literacy --
Summary --
2. The evolution of a concept --
Development of national importance --
National Forum on Information LIteracy (NFIL) --
Development in K-12 education --
Information power --
Development of Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning --
Canadian school libraries --
Development in higher education --
Development in industry --
Accreditation --
Support for information literacy from the field of education --
Information literacy embraced around the world --
Namibia --
South Africa --
Australia --
Canada --
Finland --
Summary --
3. Information literacy research --
Examining the themes --
Theme 1 : The nature and scope of information literacy --
Theme 2 : The value of information literacy --
Theme 3 : Effective methods of information literacy skills instruction --
Theme 4 : The impact of information literacy skills instruction --
Conclusion: Information literacy as a new way of thinking --
4. An economic perspective --
The SCANS report --
The partnership for 21st century skills --
Summary. 5. K-12 education : information literacy in the context of national and state standards --
national education goals --
national education goals passed as legislation --
No child left behind --
A study to examine the information literacy aspects of the National Education Goals --
Focus of each education goal --
National subject matter association curriculum standards --
Mathematics standards --
Social studies standards --
Science standards --
Foreign language learning standards --
National geography standards --
English language arts standards --
National history standards --
Economics standards --
Physical education standards --
National health standards --
National arts education standards --
States recognize the importance of information literacy --
California --
Colorado --
Kentucky --
Utah --
Washington --
Wisconsin --
Combining information literacy and national content standards --
Minnesota's inquiry process --
Oregon common curriculum goals --
Summary. 6. K-12 education : restructuring and information literacy --
Resource-based learning --
Authentic learning --
Problem-based learning --
Work-based learning --
Assessment of information literacy skills --
Portfolio assessment --
Learning and research logs --
Rubrics for the assessment of information literacy --
Standardized testing and information literacy --
Summary --
7. K-12 education : information literacy efforts --
Bellingham schools --
Big6 for Kids web site --
California Technology Assistance Project --
Region 8 --
Project SCORE history social science --
Forest Creek Elementary School --
Kenneth R. Olson Middle School --
Kindred Public School --
Mankato, Minnesota --
South Carolina --
Information Literacy After School --
Homeschoolers and information literacy --
Summary --
8. Information literacy in higher education --
Information literacy standards --
Establishment of the Institute for Information Literacy --
Fluency with information technology --
Information literacy instruction --
Stand-alone courses or classes --
Online tutorials --
Workbooks --
Course-related instruction. Course-integrated instruction --
The role of faculty --
North Dakota State --
Oberlin College --
Information competencies --
California State University System --
State University of New York System --
University of Massachusetts System --
University of Arizona --
Assessment of information literacy skills --
Kent State University --
California State Polytechnic University Pomona --
Washington State --
Conclusion : Information literacy and the higher education frontier --
Summary --
9. Technology and information literacy --
Technology in K-12 schools --
Two approaches to technology education --
Technology in higher education --
Technology for information --
The benefits of information technology --
Summary --
10. Information literacy : the future and the past --
Where will we see information literacy efforts expand in the future? --
K-12 and higher education --
Public libraries --
Adult education --
Education programs in the private and public sector --
Conclusion: a look back --
Summary --
Appendix A : Information literacy standards for student learning --
Appendix B : SCANS : a three-part foundation --
Appendix C : SCANS definitions : the five competencies --
Appendix D : A chronology of the development of information literacy --
Appendix E : Correlation of information literacy skills with selected national subject matter standards --
Appendix F : Dalbotten's correlation of inquiry skills to national content standards --
Appendix G : An explanation of rubrics and their application in standards education --
Appendix H : Being fluent with information technology --
Appendix I : Information literacy competency standards for higher education --
References --
Annotated ERIC bibliography --
Responsibility: Michael B. Eisenberg, Carrie A. Lowe, Kathleen L. Spitzer ; foreword by Patricia Senn Breivik.


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