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A contextual framework for primary education: fostering information literacy in Pakistan

A contextual framework for primary education: fostering information literacy in Pakistan This study aims to contribute theoretically in the information literacy (IL) literature by presenting process-based framework at the primary education level. This study also investigated school children’s information-related tasks, their favored information sources and IL skills.Design/methodology/approachThe study utilized qualitative research approach and multiple nested sequential case study design to explore the phenomenon.FindingsThe majority of children from public, private trust and unregistered schools were unable to present, organize, use and understand main ideas of given information. However, the elite economic class school children had good IL skills with few exceptions. Based on research findings, a process-based IL framework has been proposed at the primary education level.Research limitations/implicationsThe present study proposed a process-based IL framework which has practical implications for parents, librarians, teachers and policymakers.Originality/valueThe paper is based on doctoral research which is of significance to information professionals and educators. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

A contextual framework for primary education: fostering information literacy in Pakistan

Library Review , Volume 68 (3): 13 – May 15, 2019

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/gkmc-06-2018-0060
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Abstract

This study aims to contribute theoretically in the information literacy (IL) literature by presenting process-based framework at the primary education level. This study also investigated school children’s information-related tasks, their favored information sources and IL skills.Design/methodology/approachThe study utilized qualitative research approach and multiple nested sequential case study design to explore the phenomenon.FindingsThe majority of children from public, private trust and unregistered schools were unable to present, organize, use and understand main ideas of given information. However, the elite economic class school children had good IL skills with few exceptions. Based on research findings, a process-based IL framework has been proposed at the primary education level.Research limitations/implicationsThe present study proposed a process-based IL framework which has practical implications for parents, librarians, teachers and policymakers.Originality/valueThe paper is based on doctoral research which is of significance to information professionals and educators.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: May 15, 2019

Keywords: Pakistan; Information literacy; Developing countries; Framework; Primary schools; Information literacy skills

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