ERIC Number: ED482399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Current Trends in Information Literacy. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
This topical bibliography and commentary reviews research to examine the current trends in information literacy. It notes that the most recent studies of information literacy reflect the following concerns: (1) the effects of new information technologies (especially the Internet) on traditional methods of research and instruction in research; (2) the ways in which these new technologies are shaping current notions of literacy; and (3) the absence or virtual absence in most primary and secondary education curricula of classes suited to these new problems. The topical bibliography and commentary concludes that all authors reviewed share a common interest in providing teachers and scholars in the field of education with definitions of "literacy," which are suited to the technological environment of the early 21st century, and with suggesting means of adapting their methods of instruction to this relatively new and confusing environment. Contains 9 references and annotated links to 2 Internet resources. (RS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Internet, Literature Reviews, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Thinking Skills
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.