Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg
This volume presents a series of contributions from the XVII. International Scientific Conference on The Reform of Education and Teacher Training to the topic Enculturation by Acquiring of Social Competences which was conceived and organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius Pedagogical University (VPU) and Heidelberg University of Education (Germany). Main topics of the conference were education and quality standards of university and high school education. Acquisitions of interactive skills in the educational and social sector are basic to quality management. Basic skills have to be developed for achieving the competence of enculturation in order to meet the challenges of our society in the coming decade.
Application of New Information Management Instruments in Management of General Education School 361
Palmira Pe�iuliauskien� Application of New Information Management Instruments in Management of General Education School Introduction Management instruments of constantly changing information ask for new abili- ties. In the modern society an individual has to be able to formulate information search requests, to find information in computer networks and data bases, to ac- cumulate, process, store and disseminate information. Abilities are also needed to properly prepare and present systemised and evaluated information, to be aware of publication rules and technologies in computer networks and other data storages (Hargreaves, 1999; Markauskait�, 1999; Wolton, Archen, 2004; Tuominen, Savolainen, Taija, 2005). Thus, the skills of information management become of utmost importance. They comprise the aggregate of general skills of in- formation management (to search, accumulate, process and evaluate information) and skills of electronic information use (classification of sources, methods and formats of information storage, etc) (Kulthau, 1996; Doyle, 1999; Markauskait�, 2000; Mackey, Jacobson, 2004). Information management is also defined using the concept of information literacy. This is a broader concept compared to that of information skills because it includes not only possession of information skills or an ability to manage information but also an ability to evaluate it and to efficiently apply it for various purposes (Shapiro, Hughes, 1996; Jukes et al., 1998; Waetjen, 1993; Information Literacy, 2004). Introduction of ICT based information management instruments in general edu- cation schools was conditioned by the projects and programmes carried out within the education reform. Between 2002 and 2005, by the Order of the Min-...
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