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How Do Low Achieving Students in an Urban High School Learn with Information?: An Exploratory Study
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How Do Low Achieving Students in an Urban High School Learn with Information?: An Exploratory Study
Chung, Jin Soo; Kim, Jinmook;
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This study investigates how high school students with low academic achievement seek and use information. Participants were seven US students in an American Literature and Composition course of the grade Remedial Education Program who completed a class project that required comprehensive information seeking and use. Data were collected through comprehensive observation and individual interviews with each student, the teacher, and two library media specialists. Additionally, we gathered and analyzed the instructions the teacher and the two library media specialists provided and all documents each student produced to complete the class project. The process of data analysis was supported by QSR NVivo. The findings of the study implied that students experienced cognitive and affective challenges for their information seeking and use required for the tasks and suggested that technological and individual conferencing would motivate the students to continue their information seeking and use. We then conclude the study with some important implications that can be used as a basis for designing information literacy instructions for students with low academic achievement.
Information Seeking and Use;Learning;Low Achievement Student;Information Literacy;Cognitive Demand;Affective Demand;Library Media Specialist;Instructional Strategy;
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