Abstract

abstract:

This paper examines the issue of quality assurance (QA) in library and information science (LIS) education in Pakistan. It identifies the practices of quality assessment prevalent in Pakistani LIS schools and examines the perceptions of faculty members concerning the accreditation of LIS programs. A questionnaire sent to heads of departments and semi-structured interviews with faculty were employed to collect data. The findings of the study identify human, physical, procedural, and behavioral hindrances to imparting quality education. The study revealed a need for developing and implementing robust internal and external quality assurance mechanisms. The findings may lead to the development of policy guidelines for quality assurance in Pakistan and other countries with a similar context.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-7131
Print ISSN
1531-2542
Pages
pp. 237-254
Launched on MUSE
2020-04-09
Open Access
No
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