LIS Education ASEANization: An inchoate plan?
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Although ASEAN integration commenced in 2015, achieving its goals is a work in progress. New opportunities for growth and prosperity are likely to emerge, but the colossal challenge is to ensure quality. This chapter discusses the mechanisms, procedures, and processes towards desired quality of LIS education to be globally competitive and regionally recognized. It further explains the qualifications framework and quality assurance compliance and its impact on developing competencies and recognition in the ASEAN labor market. The discussion puts emphasis on the status of LIS education in the Philippines as an empirical case, and further discusses the future directions towards achieving a system-wide evaluation of quality, articulation of a system of pathways and equivalencies, quality assurance and harmonization of LIS curriculum.
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Alenzuela, R. & Cantel, A. M. B. (2020). LIS Education ASEANization: An Inchoate Plan?. In Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 158-176). IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2273-8.ch007