Term of Award

Summer 2010

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (open access)

Department

Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading

Committee Chair

Judith Repman

Committee Member 1

Dorothy Battle

Committee Member 2

Elizabeth Downs

Committee Member 3

Caren Town

Abstract

The present study has undertaken the exploration of the perceptions of (School Library Media Specialists) SLMSs regarding the tools and skills necessary to become 21st century literate. Moreover, the researcher attempted to explore how SLMSs are presently using technology to achieve their instructional goals related to 21st century literacy. Specifically, the researcher sought answers to the following research questions: 1. what is your definition of 21st century literacies? 2. what are the skills and tools necessary to be considered 21st century literate? 3. how do you incorporate 21st century literacies into the curriculum?

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