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Findings: Educators in Botswana face three main issues concerning information skills of high school students: (1) poor level of development of information skills among students; (2) heavy reliance on the use of prescribed textbooks; and (3) the curriculum as a barrier towards the effective integration of information skills into the educational system.

Abstract: This study reports results of an exploratory investigation (N = 279) into information literacy skills among final year high school students in six schools located in the southeastern section of Botswana. Two objectives shaped the study: to determine the information literacy level among final year students, and to gain a broader understanding of information literacy practices in high schools. Data were gathered with self-administered questionnaires, and additional qualitative data were obtained with structured interviews from teacher librarians. See:

Jorosi, N. and Issac, G. (2005). Information skills among high school students: An exploratory study of six schools in the southeast region of Botswana. In S. Lee, P. Warning, D. Singh, E. Howe, L. Farmer and S. Hughes (Eds.) IASL Reports 2005: Information leadership in a culture of change. Erie, PA: International Association of School Librarianship.

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