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ERIC Number: EJ853787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
Defining Fundamentals and Meeting Expectations: Trends in LIS Education in Australia
Harvey, Ross; Higgins, Susan
Education for Information, v21 n2-3 p149-157 2003
Library and information studies education in Australia is characterised by unresolved tensions, some of which have persisted for several decades. Among its characteristics and conflicts are a multi-tiered system of qualification, a high number of schools per capita with a wide range of discipline affiliations, a wide acceptance of distance learning, pressure for curriculum review, and the perceived need for a national approach to planning for the profession. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia