An investigation into the teaching of information literacy skills by teachers in New Zealand secondary schools


  • Elizabeth Probert



There is very little research looking at how much teachers from any country actually know about information literacy and at how they develop information literacy skills with their students. This contrasts research in recent years which focuses on the influence that school libraries, teacher librarians and/or library media specialists have on student learning. For some time international government and educational bodies, including New Zealand, have recognised that all citizens need skills and processes to enable them to become information literate. This paper reports on findings from a research project which investigated the understanding, knowledge and teaching of information literacy processes of secondary teachers from five urban co-educational state secondary schools.