National Policy on Information Literacy in School Curriculum: Kerala's Initiatives


  • Department of Library& Information Science University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007
  • Institute of Distance Education, University of Kerala, Senate House Campus, Thiruvananthapuram 695 034, Kerala



Information Literacy, E-Governance, School Education, Government Policy


Information literacy encompasses learning to learn and ability to research, evaluation and apply information. Information literacy helps in overcoming the problems of identifying and retrieving right information for the right person at the right time in a right manner. Building an information literate community is a complex process. The purpose of this paper is to briefly examine initiatives by the Government of India in bridging the digital divide. The success story of creating an information literate school community in Kerala has been presented as a model worth replicate.


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How to Cite

Ajeemsha, S., & Pillai Sudhier, K. G. (2013). National Policy on Information Literacy in School Curriculum: Kerala’s Initiatives. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 50(1), 47–59.
Received 2013-12-27
Accepted 2013-12-27
Published 2013-02-04