A Comparative analysis of information seeking behaviour of Canadian and international secondary school graduates entering a university

  • Jamshid Beheshti
  • Joan Bartlett
  • Anna Couch
  • Cynthia Kumah

Abstract

The importance of acquiring information literacy (IL) knowledge and skills in high schools as a prerequisite to entering colleges and universities has been well-documented in the literature (e.g., Cahoy, 2002; Fitzgerald, 2004; Saunders, Severyn, & Caron, 2017).  This paper investigates the IL knowledge of Canadian and international high school graduates, as they enter a university in Canada. More specifically, the focus is on information seeking behaviour (ISB), part of the Access and Evaluation stages of the IL spectrum (Sparks, Katz, & Beile, 2016).

Published
2018-05-11
How to Cite
Beheshti, J., Bartlett, J., Couch, A., & Kumah, C. (2018). A Comparative analysis of information seeking behaviour of Canadian and international secondary school graduates entering a university. IASL Annual Conference Proceedings. Retrieved from https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/slw/index.php/iasl/article/view/7128