Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership: A Contrast and Comparison
Com/705: Communication Strategies
University of Phoenix
Scholarship, Practice and Leadership: A Contrast and Comparison
The purpose of this paper is to examine three separate articles on information literacy and explore how information literacy influences scholarship, practice and leadership within the education discipline.
Article 1 is titled, Presidential committee on information literacy: Final report (1989), which was released on January 10, 1989, in Washington, D.C. The purpose of this final report is to outline the importance of information literacy and recommendations for the future. Specifically, it argues for the importance of Information Literacy to individuals, business, and citizenship. It suggests opportunities to develop information literacy and also addresses the information age in school.
The author argues for a personal, business and national integration of knowledge and need for information literacy for personal happiness, as well as the good of the nation as a whole. For example, businesses and individuals need to have opportunities to have up-to-date technology. “How our country deals with the realities of the Information Age will have enormous impact on our democratic way of life and on our nation's ability to compete internationally. Within America's information society, there also exists the potential of addressing many long-standing social and economic inequities. To reap such benefits, people---as individuals and as a nation---must be information literate” (Presidential committee on information literacy: Final report).
According to this report, producing information literate individuals, businesses and nations will require that schools and colleges appreciate and integrate the concept of information literacy into their learning programs and that they play a leadership role in equipping individuals and...