ERIC Number: ED058918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
The Foreign Student in the American Library School. Final Report.
The experience, observations, and reactions of foreign students to American library education are reported in this study. A questionnaire was sent to each foreign student who graduated from an accredited American library school between 1965-69. The questionnaire invited comments concerning the student's reaction to his year or more in an American library school; what benefits did he derive, what were his satisfactions and frustrations, his handicaps and shortcomings, his expectations whether or not realized, his difficulties on and off campus, his disappointments, and his ability to apply his American education to his subsequent career. Though most of the respondents expressed general satisfaction, there were numerous criticisms and suggestions for change. Since many of the criticisms echoed those of some American graduates who questioned the rationale of library education as typically offered, a chapter presents a conception of library education as an intellectual discipline, applicable to American and foreign students alike. The suggestions and recommendations which appear throughout the report are summarized and elaborated in a concluding chapter. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Graduate Library School.
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