Possibilities for implementation of information literacy programs in Brazilian school libraries

Information Skills in the National Curricular Standards


  • Bernadete Campello




An analysis was made of the Brazilian National Curricular Standards for basic education in order to identify skills related to information literacy, using AASL Information Power as basis. The objective of this analysis was to investigate the extent to which these skills are represented in the Brazilian educational policy document and if they are viewed as integral part of students’ comprehensive literacy. The analysis showed that NCS include the basic information literacy skills (to access, evaluate and use information). Emphasis on independent learning by means of a variety of information resources is present in the document as well as issues regarding social responsibility. So, there is a positive perspective for information literacy programs to be developed in Brazilian schools in the context of the official curricular guidelines.