ERIC Number: EJ936878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Information Literacy and Transfer in Schools: Implications for Teacher Librarians
Herring, James E.; Bush, Stephanie J.
Australian Library Journal, v60 n2 p123-132 May 2011
This study focuses on the use of the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Training information literacy model in a primary school as the basis for the possible establishment of a culture of transfer of information literacy skills. The study used constructivist grounded analysis to interpret data gathered from teachers and principals. Data were collected from teacher diaries and interviews with teachers and the incoming and outgoing school principals. Results showed that the NSW model was successfully implemented by teachers and that most students used part of the model well, with less able students needing extensive scaffolding. Teachers found some evidence of transfer of information literacy skills, particularly amongst more able students. Teachers and principals identified factors which might lead to a culture of transfer. The factors included using a common terminology across the school, formal discussion of transfer, and leadership by the principal and teacher librarian.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Diaries, Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Principals, Interviews, Grounded Theory, Models, School Libraries, Transfer of Training, Best Practices, Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia