Chapter 14

Becoming a citizen—becoming information-literate? Immigrants’ experiences of information literacy learning situations in Finland

Saraleena Aarnitaival

Working life is an important area of societal participation and active citizenship. Building possibilities for immigrants to participate in their new home society by being employed is one of the main aims of immigration support work. To achieve this goal, immigrant employees need to be able to mediate relevant information about the employment system and how it functions to their clients. They, in turn, need to become orientated in the new information environment, which brings together aspects of adopting information and communication technologies (ICT) and making use of the potential ...

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