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ERIC Number: EJ793000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
Quality in Education for Information: Recent Research into Student Learning
Ford, N. J.
Education for Information, v25 n1 p41-49 2007
A number of recent criticisms relating to education for library and information work are discussed. These criticisms are interpreted as centring on the level of "meaningfulness" of such education, in terms of deep critical understanding; relevance of content to working practice; and development of personal qualities additional to narrower "tradition" academic abilities. The author argues that despite the need for strong programmes of post-qualification study, and improved interaction between teachers, researchers and practitioners, a high value must be placed on good quality initial full-time education. [To mark the 25th Anniversary edition of "Education for Information", editors re-visited articles published in the inaugural issue "to look again at them through the telescopic lens of a quarter century and to ponder how much has changed and how much has remained constant in educational issues relating to information studies." This article is a reprint of EJ312275.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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