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ERIC Number: ED491879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-30
Pages: 224
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5915-8143-5
Information Literacy: Essential Skills for the Information Age, Second Edition
Eisenberg, Michael B.; Lowe, Carrie A.; Spitzer, Kathleen L.
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This is the definitive work on information literacy. Michael Eisenberg, known worldwide as one of the originators of the innovative Big6 Information Problem Solving Process, and frequent presenters on the subject Carrie A. Lowe and Kathleen L. Spitzer have extensively revised and updated this long-awaited second edition. Tracing the history of information literacy, the authors discuss its economic importance; examine past, present, and current research in the field; and explain how information literacy relates to the national standards transforming K-12 education and higher education today. The Table of Contents lists the following: (1) Introduction; (2) Defining Information Literacy; (3) The Evolution of a Concept; (4) Information Literacy Research; (5) An Economic Perspective; (6) K-12 Education: Information Literacy in the Context of National and State Standards; (7) K-12 Education: Restructuring and Information Literacy; (8) K-12 Education: Information Literacy Efforts; (9) Information Literacy in Higher Education; (10) Technology and Information Literacy; and (11) Information Literacy: The Future and the Past; The following are appended: (1) An Explanation of Rubrics and Their Application in Standards Education; (2) Being Fluent with Information Technology; and (3) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. An index and an Annotated ERIC Bibliography are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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