ERIC Number: ED482398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Information Literacy: Classroom Applications. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
The research reviewed in this topical bibliography and commentary generally pursues two lines of inquiry: what exactly information literacy is, and how educators can apply theories of information literacy to the day-to-day problems of elementary and middle-school students. The research contains a particular emphasis on the inability of current elementary school curricula to relate class work to "real-world" problems and produce students who are adapted to an economy based more on information than labor. The research reviewed in the topical bibliography and commentary both argues and demonstrates through successful classroom experiments the superiority of the information literacy program in achieving such results. Contains 5 references and annotated links to 3 Internet resources. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Information Literacy, Literature Reviews, Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://reading.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.