Sunday, January 09, 2005

Bilingual Information Literacy and Academic Readiness: Reading, Writing, and Retention

Bilingual Information Literacy and Academic Readiness: Reading, Writing, and Retention. This is an interesting article on information literacy looking at it the issue from a bilingual perspective. It is by Dr. Miriam Laskin. It was originally published in Academic Exchange Quarterly, Winter 2002: Volume 6, Issue 4.

From the site:

The common ground between academic and information literacies, which serves as a foundation for building skills needed by ESL/Spanish dominant students, is described. This article addresses innovations in the teaching-learning environment at Hostos Community College, City University of New York, through the development of an information literacy program designed to support the academic readiness skills required by a bilingual, urban student body. A collaborative initiative with the Counseling faculty was established to deliver a course integrated program reaching the majority of freshmen to teach students how to think critically, compare and contrast, and evaluate and analyze information resources.

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