Most Ghanaian second cycle institutions factor little training into information literacy
skills for teachers. As a result most teachers are challenged in the use of information
literacy in their teaching and learning process. This study therefore set out to examine the
current level of information literacy in this era of information age among teachers in
second cycle institutions in the Cape Coast metropolis. Being the oldest and among the
category ‘A’ schools in Ghana, Mfantsipim School and Wesley Girls High School were
purposively selected for this study. All 179 teachers, including the Head teachers of both
schools participated in the study.
The objectives of the study were to determine the level of awareness of information
literacy of teachers, to ascertain the extent of training in information literacy skills, to
determine the strategies teachers employed in the use of print and electronic resources, to
assess teachers’ views on the role of information literacy in their teaching activities, and
to ascertain the barriers militating against the development of information literacy skills
among teachers in both schools.
Questionnaire and interview guide were used to collect data from the teachers and Head
teachers respectively. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data collected. From
the analysis, most of the teachers had information needs, they were aware of the gaps that
existed in their subject areas and used diverse information resources available to them to
satisfy these gaps. Teachers from both schools had a high preference for Internet sources
to keep abreast with information on their subject areas and also update their teaching
notes. It was also evident that little or no training was organized for teachers in both schools in IL. However, it was found out that teachers possessed moderate levels of IL
skills and employed various strategies to find information from the various sources
available to them. Inadequate resources were a major challenge that affected IL
development among teachers. The SCONUL (1999) model was appropriate for the study,
but considering the constraints that inhibited teachers IL training in the two selected
schools, the SCONUL (1999) model have been revised by the researcher to suit the
It was recommended, therefore, that Heads of schools should make IL training
compulsory for teachers as well as provide the facilities needed for IL development in
schools. Integration of IL into the curriculum of Colleges of Education and Senior High
Schools by Ghana education service was also recommended.
CDR, C (2021). NFORMATION LITERACY AMONG TEACHERS IN SELECTED SECOND CYCLE INSTITUTIONS IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS, GHANA. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/nformation-literacy-among-teachers-in-selected-second-cycle-institutions-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis-ghana
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Coalition, CDR. "NFORMATION LITERACY AMONG TEACHERS IN SELECTED SECOND CYCLE INSTITUTIONS IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS, GHANA" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 11, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/nformation-literacy-among-teachers-in-selected-second-cycle-institutions-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis-ghana