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ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY. – 1994
Information literacy is the ability to access, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources. This digest defines the information literate person and describes the evolution of the concept. Information literacy is examined in the context of existing practice; and the impact of technology on the storage and dissemination of data,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Information Seeking
Doyle, Christina S. – 1994
Information literacy is the ability to access, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources. This document traces the history of the development of the term "information literacy" and discusses the emergence of information literacy as an important concept in contemporary society. Two major events are examined that have driven…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 1993
The vision of the Goals 2000 program for educational improvement leads to the fundamental question of what we want students to know. School districts throughout the country are beginning to grapple with this question, and some national efforts have been made to help them. The National Council on Education Standards and Testing has recommended…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education. – 1993
This document records the written and oral testimony of witnesses at a hearing on the Goals 2000: Educate America Act. The act has three main components: (1) to provide grants to states and local schools for comprehensive educational reform; (2) to promote the establishment of voluntary national education standards to assist states and local…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Trends