ERIC Number: ED225582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Training of Egyptian Information Specialists: A Multifaceted System Approach. Final Report.
This report presents information on a 1980/81 U.S. non-degree training program which was designed to provide Egyptian scientific and technical information (STI) specialists with the basic minimum knowledge and skills required for developing national information services in Egypt. The background and purpose of the Egyptian STI program are discussed as well as the objectives, organization, and administration of the STI training program in the U.S.; the design of the training system; and the development and implementation of individualized training schedules for 15 Egyptian information specialists. Elements of training are noted as orientation, formal coursework, in-service training, field visits, tutorials, seminars, workshops, participation in professional meetings, and a final conceptual paper assignment. Details of the selection and characteristics of training participants, evaluations of the training system, and recommendations for further training based on the success of the initial program are also presented. The report includes an executive summary, 9 charts, and 35 references. Its appendices comprise a list of project staff and advisors, a compilation of course descriptions, a list of papers written by the trainees, sample evaluation questionnaires, a list of U.S. host training organizations, outlines of the 15 individual training programs, a list of books for the preparation of trainees in Egypt, and the curriculum vitae of the trainees. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. Dept. of Library Science.
Identifiers: Egypt; Individualized Training Programs; National Information Systems; Scientific and Technical Information