ERIC Number: ED226758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Materials for Developing Information Concepts and Information-Handling Skills in Schoolchildren: An International Study.
Irving, Ann, Ed.
Based on a survey covering 56 countries, this report lists internationally relevant instructional materials and research aimed at familiarizing school children with information concepts and skills, and also discusses the creation of new instructional materials in this area. The study's aims, methods, and rationale are briefly described, as well as the skills involved in information handling at a child's level. The partially annotated bibliography which is provided contains 98 items--mostly of European origin--on children's information concepts, and their reading, studying, and library skills. Bibliographies and literature reviews, reports of current research, background reading for teachers, and descriptions of teaching methods and materials are among the items included. Guidelines are also presented for the creation of two new packages of instructional material: teachers programs designed to aid in the creation of student material at the local level; and student programs covering information concepts, skills, and sources. Slides and films, overhead transparencies, and graphic and textual printed materials are noted as three appropriate formats for student programs. A list of the countries and territories contacted for this study is appended. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).