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Information Literacy: The Missing Link In Early Childhood Education, Kelly Heider Jan 2009

Information Literacy: The Missing Link In Early Childhood Education, Kelly Heider

Library Faculty Papers

The rapid growth of information over the last thirty or forty years has made it impossible for educators to prepare students for the future without teaching them how to be effective information managers. The American Library Association refers to those students who manage information effectively as information literate. Information literacy instruction has been a priority in many secondary schools since the American Association of School Libraries published the Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning in 1998. Although these standards were written for grades K-12, information literacy is still not the focus in many early childhood classrooms. This article discusses the ...


Alphabet Soup: Using Children's Literature Databases To Plan Lessons On Letters Of The Alphabet, Kelly Heider Jan 2009

Alphabet Soup: Using Children's Literature Databases To Plan Lessons On Letters Of The Alphabet, Kelly Heider

Library Faculty Papers

This recipe is intended for undergraduate Early Childhood Education majors. Students will learn how to use children's literature databases to choose appropriate books for classroom instruction.