ERIC Number: ED574341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Is the "Net Generation" Ready for Digital Citizenship? Perspectives from the IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2013. Policy Brief No. 6
Watkins, Ryan; Engel, Laura C.; Hastedt, Dirk
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
The rise of digital information and communication technologies (ICT) has made the acquisition of computer and information literacy (CIL) a leading factor in creating an engaged, informed, and employable citizenry. However, are young people, often described as "digital natives" or the "net generation," developing the necessary CIL skills? The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) explored this question in its recently conducted study of the CIL acquisition of lower-secondary students in 21 countries worldwide. Our exploration of findings from this study, titled the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS), led to us making three policy recommendations: (1) Make acquisition of CIL skills a core education initiative: (2) Promote strategies for aligning CIL acquisition inside and outside of schools; and (3) Invest in CIL-related teacher education and professional development.
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Computer Literacy, Internet, Access to Information, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Grade 8, Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) (Netherlands); George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
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