Saturday, February 09, 2008

UNESCO and Information Literacy

UNESCO’s action to provide people with the skills and abilities for critical reception, assessment and use of information in their professional and personal lives.

UNESCO’s main strategy in the area of Information Literacy consists of awareness-raising about the importance of information literacy at all levels of the education process – basic education, primary and secondary education, technical and vocational training and lifelong education – and of establishing guidelines for integrating information literacy issues in curricula.

Here are a couple of information literacy program products:

Information Literacy Resources Directory
The Information Literacy Section of the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) has created this database to record information literacy materials from different parts of the world, on behalf of UNESCO.
Understanding Information Literacy: A Primer
"An easy-to-read, non-technical overview explaining what “information literacy” means, designed for busy public policy-makers, business executives, civil society administrators and practicing professionals." Forest Woody Horton, Jr. UNESCO Information for All Program, 2007. (PDF, 103 pages.)

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