How Do Home Educating Families’ Experiences of Information Literacy Relate to Existing Models?
In this paper the researcher discusses the findings of a small research project which explored the information literacy experiences of five home educating families and shows how these findings can be related to existing research on information literacy. The research was constructivist with a grounded approach to data analysis and involved in-depth interviews with family groups. This paper suggests that models of information literacy that focus on the situated and the transformative have resonance for the experiences of home educating families.
KeywordsInformation literacy Information practices Home education
The dissertation on which this research paper was based was submitted to the University of Sheffield in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MA Librarianship. It was completed under the supervision of Dr. Peter Stordy.
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