Communications in Information Literacy, Vol 3, No 1 (2009)

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Political Literacy as Information Literacy

Ross Cory Alexander

Abstract


This paper contends that political literacy and information literacy are compatible concepts that are inextricably linked and should therefore be taught and stressed simultaneously to students in the classroom. Improving the information literacy and political literacy skills of students will allow them to not only perform better academically, but also empower them to become better citizens who form opinions and make decisions based on appropriate and quality information.

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