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Cross-Cultural Perspectives of International Doctoral Students: Two-Way Learning in Library and Information Science Education

Publication Type:

Journal Article


International Journal of Progressive Education, Volume 3, Issue 1 (2007)



Cross-Cultural, Information Sciences, International


<span style="font-size: small">This paper draws upon a case study of library and information science (LIS) international doctoral students in the United States and documents their perspectives to identify ways to further internationalization. Internationalization is defined as incorporating non-US issues and elements into LIS education. The study explores internationalization in the context of a “two-way” learning process in which international students gain from the discipline, but also LIS education gains from the cross-cultural experiences of the students. Documenting the perspectives of LIS international doctoral students provides a critical outlook by giving voice to an under-represented group. It also becomes a methodological strategy to represent global diversity and facilitate cross-cultural exchange.     </span>