Today carries a report about a study into Singeporean school children's information literacy. "Conducted by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at Nanyang Technological University, the "National Information Literacy Survey for Singapore Schools 2010" involved more than 3,000 secondary school students. The findings showed that the overall score across all info-literacy competencies stood at 38.7 per cent - some way off the ideal score of at least 50 per cent." The article includes comments from the Minister for Education, which do recognise information literacy (and it is IL that is being talked about) as important.
Ng, J. Y. (2011) "Information literacy needed for Singaporean student." Today, 6 October.
The page for the research group is at http://www.wkwsci.ntu.edu.sg/Research/ResearchClusters/Pages/InformationLiteracyResearchCluster.aspx
Photo by Sheila Webber: Michaelmas daisies, Sheffield, October 2011