Foreign Students in American Library Education: Impact on Home Countries

Hardcover | February 1, 1986

byMaxine K. Rochester

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In the first detailed examination of the subject, Maxine Rochester surveys the benefits and problems associated with training foreign librarians and information science professionals in the United States. First providing background on the general issue of foreign students seeking higher education in the United States, the author analyzes historical trends and current developments. The library and information sciences student is considered next, together with the features of American education that attract foreign students. Issues such as sources of funding, selection of students, admission procedures, difficulties experienced by foreign students, and their effect on library schools are discussed. The impact on the development of library and information services in their home countries is examined in detail.

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In the first detailed examination of the subject, Maxine Rochester surveys the benefits and problems associated with training foreign librarians and information science professionals in the United States. First providing background on the general issue of foreign students seeking higher education in the United States, the author analyz...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:218 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1986Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313242011

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"Rochester begins this book by presenting data on foreign students in American higher education in general. She then addresses professional library training and educational trends and those aspects that attract foreign students, and foreign students themselves and their relationship with library schools. The author rightfully emphasizes the need for study programs designed specifically for foreign students, and she analyzes the problem of brain drain from developing countries. The influence of the American library and American library education in 1930s New Zealand, Rochester's doctoral topic, is covered in one long chapter ... [This] book is well worth reading and should be the start of a series of studies in comparative librarianship."-Library Quarterly