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ERIC Number: EJ1054008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0148-1061
Information Literacy in the 21st Century Multicultural Classroom: Using Sociocultural Literacy
Blas, Elise A.
Education Libraries, v37 n1-2 p33-41 Sum-Win 2014
Sociocultural literacy guides an instructor's pedagogy in the multicultural university classroom. By employing sociocultural literacy in the information literacy classroom, the instruction librarian can better teach students from all cultures including international students, first generation students, or students from a wide array of socio-economic status. Sociocultural literacy goes beyond cultural sensitivity and awareness. Through small changes in the classroom environment, communication behaviors, and ways to teach information literacy, students are encouraged to relate the presented material to their own lives. Such changes require effort on the part of the sociocultural literate instructor to learn more about each student and teach in a wider perspective
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Language: English
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