Towards a viable curriculum: A comparative study of curricula at the East African School of Library and Information Science and the departments of Library and Information Studies of the Universities of Wales, Botswana, and Capetown.

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    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      611430 Professional and Management Development Training
      611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
    • Abstract:
      Applying a qualitative research design and using questionnaires, interviews, observation, focus groups, and debate, this study examines the phenomena and implications of change on LIS curricula, the stakeholders' perception of the current curriculum, the processes of curriculum design and review, and the impact of social, economic, political and technological factors at the East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS). For comparative purposes, experiences in the Departments of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wales (Aberystwyth), Botswana and Cape Town are also examined. Findings suggest the need for curricula policy, improvement of programme content both in academic and ICT aspects, indigenisation and harmonisation of programmes, the adoption of varied teaching methods, improvement of space, teaching, research and ICT facilities, internalisation of programmes and the introduction of a practicum are required at EASLIS. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1East African School of Library and Information Science, Makerere University, P.O.Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda. E-mail: kigongo_bukenya@hotmail.com
    • ISSN:
      0167-8329
    • Accession Number:
      10.3233/EFI-2003-212-303
    • Accession Number:
      10965398
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    • ABNT:
      KIGONGO-BUKENYA, I. M. N. Towards a viable curriculum: A comparative study of curricula at the East African School of Library and Information Science and the departments of Library and Information Studies of the Universities of Wales, Botswana, and Capetown. Education for Information, [s. l.], v. 21, n. 2/3, p. 113–148, 2003. DOI 10.3233/EFI-2003-212-303. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=10965398&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kigongo-Bukenya IMN. Towards a viable curriculum: A comparative study of curricula at the East African School of Library and Information Science and the departments of Library and Information Studies of the Universities of Wales, Botswana, and Capetown. Education for Information. 2003;21(2/3):113-148. doi:10.3233/EFI-2003-212-303.
    • APA:
      Kigongo-Bukenya, I. M. N. (2003). Towards a viable curriculum: A comparative study of curricula at the East African School of Library and Information Science and the departments of Library and Information Studies of the Universities of Wales, Botswana, and Capetown. Education for Information, 21(2/3), 113–148. https://doi.org/10.3233/EFI-2003-212-303
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kigongo-Bukenya, I.M.N. 2003. “Towards a Viable Curriculum: A Comparative Study of Curricula at the East African School of Library and Information Science and the Departments of Library and Information Studies of the Universities of Wales, Botswana, and Capetown.” Education for Information 21 (2/3): 113–48. doi:10.3233/EFI-2003-212-303.
    • Harvard:
      Kigongo-Bukenya, I. M. N. (2003) ‘Towards a viable curriculum: A comparative study of curricula at the East African School of Library and Information Science and the departments of Library and Information Studies of the Universities of Wales, Botswana, and Capetown’, Education for Information, 21(2/3), pp. 113–148. doi: 10.3233/EFI-2003-212-303.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kigongo-Bukenya, IMN 2003, ‘Towards a viable curriculum: A comparative study of curricula at the East African School of Library and Information Science and the departments of Library and Information Studies of the Universities of Wales, Botswana, and Capetown’, Education for Information, vol. 21, no. 2/3, pp. 113–148, viewed 28 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Kigongo-Bukenya, I. M. N. “Towards a Viable Curriculum: A Comparative Study of Curricula at the East African School of Library and Information Science and the Departments of Library and Information Studies of the Universities of Wales, Botswana, and Capetown.” Education for Information, vol. 21, no. 2/3, June 2003, pp. 113–148. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3233/EFI-2003-212-303.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kigongo-Bukenya, I.M.N. “Towards a Viable Curriculum: A Comparative Study of Curricula at the East African School of Library and Information Science and the Departments of Library and Information Studies of the Universities of Wales, Botswana, and Capetown.” Education for Information 21, no. 2/3 (June 2003): 113–48. doi:10.3233/EFI-2003-212-303.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kigongo-Bukenya IMN. Towards a viable curriculum: A comparative study of curricula at the East African School of Library and Information Science and the departments of Library and Information Studies of the Universities of Wales, Botswana, and Capetown. Education for Information [Internet]. 2003 Jun [cited 2020 Jan 28];21(2/3):113–48. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=10965398&custid=s8280428