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Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan: Implications in Central Asia

Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan: Implications in Central Asia
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Author(s): Piotr Lapo (Nazarbayev University Library, Kazakhstan), Gadobek Makhmudov (The National Library of Tajikistan, Tajikistan) and Marat Rakhmatullaev (Tashkent University of Information Technologies, Uzbekistan)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 21
Source title: Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Reysa Alenzuela (The University of the South Pacific Emalus Campus, Vanuatu), Heesop Kim (Kyungpook National University, South Korea) and Danilo M. Baylen (University of West Georgia, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2273-8.ch010

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Abstract

Internationalization of education is of particular importance both for improving the quality of library and information education and for strengthening scientific, cultural, and political development in countries in Central Asia. The discussion in this chapter is divided into two parts: 1) library and information education in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as part of the Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union, which specifically provides an overview of the current policies of the higher education internationalization, current state of library development and library education, the challenges and recommendations for improvement; and 2) challenges and opportunities common in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan and a general conclusion internationalization of Library and information science education in these four countries.

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