ERIC Number: ED460787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
What Should Parents Know about Information Literacy?
ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.
This brochure explains the concept of information literacy, showing why information literacy is important for children, describing how parents can help children become information literate, and directing parents to additional resources. Information literacy is defined as the ability to access, evaluate, and use information effectively. The brochure explains that school-aged children can use information literacy skills to manage their time effectively, make informed decisions, maximize employment opportunities, and increase job success. Suggestions for encouraging information literacy in children include encouraging, supporting, and guiding children in exploring their interests; showing them how to evaluate information; teaching them about authors, and instructing them to consider the reliability of information from the Internet. The brochure explains what parents should know about information literacy in the schools and lists organizations offering information literacy resources. (Contains 11 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Parent Materials, Parent School Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Student Needs
ACCESS ERIC, 2277 Research Blvd., 6L, Rockville, MD 20850. Tel: 800-538-3742 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.accesseric.org/resources/parent/parent.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.