ERIC Number: EJ1091785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Information Literacy in Postsecondary Education in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand
Folk, Amanda L.
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v16 n1 p11-31 Jan 2016
This comparison seeks to determine if the three documents addressing information literacy skills and competence developed by professional library associations for postsecondary education in four predominantly English-speaking countries--the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand--have similar or varying conceptions of information literacy. In a globalized society, postsecondary institutions not only prepare students to live and work within local, regional, or national contexts but also equip them to function in a global society. If conceptions of information literacy vary between countries, then graduates might not be well prepared to function successfully within this global society.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Postsecondary Education, Information Skills, Library Associations, Position Papers, Content Analysis, Minimum Competencies, Comparative Education, Fundamental Concepts, Educational History, National Standards, Definitions, Skill Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States