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ERIC Number: ED235833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Information Manpower Resource.
Farid, Mona
This paper examines the training and education of information manpower in the formal educational institutions of Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. The nature of the information, social, and economic infrastructures in developing countries is also examined. It is suggested that promotion of the supply side of the information infrastructure does not constitute in itself a necessary and sufficient condition for the use of information and the proper utilization of technology. Shortcomings in educational programs for information manpower are identified as the organizational structure of library and information science schools, the well-defined lines between disciplines, the scattering of the information curriculum in different disciplines, the shortage of qualified faculty, methods of teaching, the problem of language proficiency, and the absence of a systems approach methodology. Eight recommendations are then presented for improving the educational level of information specialists in order to convey the maximum social benefits to developing countries. A 25-item bibliography is included. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Infrastructure