ERIC Number: ED439692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Curriculum for an Information Society: Educating and Training Information Professionals in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Moore, Nick; Henninger, Maureen; Lim, Edward Huck Tee; Stueart, Robert D.
These curriculum guidelines are intended to offer some quality control for: programs just beginning with their curriculum development and other academic considerations; programs already in existence which are struggling to upgrade the content of their programs; and agencies which are administratively and financially responsible for implementing and supporting information policy and information services development. The document begins by considering the nature and characteristics of the information societies that are emerging in the Asia and the Pacific Region. From this it is possible to identify the range of skills and competencies that will be required in the future. The present education and training arrangements within the Region are briefly reviewed, and weaknesses and deficiencies in the present system are identified. Finally, a draft curriculum is outlined that can be regarded as the starting point for discussion and development of syllabi that reflect the local conditions. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Tokyo (Japan).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.