ERIC Number: ED372763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Information Literacy in an Information Society: A Concept for the Information Age.
Doyle, Christina S.
Information literacy is the ability to access, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources. This document traces the history of the development of the term "information literacy" and discusses the emergence of information literacy as an important concept in contemporary society. Two major events are examined that have driven information literacy into the forefront of educational reform: the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Report and the National Educational Goals. The impact of technology on the concept of information literacy is discussed. Finally, recent revisions in national curriculum standards that imply recognition of information literacy skills are examined, including mathematics, social studies, and science standards. An annotated bibliography is included. (Contains 41 references.) (JLB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Information Seeking, Information Skills, Information Technology, Information Utilization, Technological Literacy
Information Resources Publications, 4-194 Center for Science and Technology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100 ($8, plus $2 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000