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ERIC Number: ED014651
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THE CLERGYMAN'S NEEDS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION.
ROSSMAN, PARKER
QUESTIONNAIRES ON PERCEIVED NEEDS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION WERE SENT IN FEBRUARY 1964 TO ALL YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL GRADUATES OF THE CLASSES OF 1943, 1948, 1953, AND 1958. ALMOST EVERY RESPONDENT HAD BEEN PURSUING SOME SORT OF CONTINUING EDUCATION, LARGELY IN SEMINARY CREDIT COURSES, URBAN CHURCH INSTITUTES, MISSIONS OR OVERSEAS STUDY TOURS, CLINICAL PASTORAL TRAINING, GROUP DYNAMICS WORKSHOPS, AND SECULAR COURSES IN SUCH FIELDS AS SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY. A THIRD OF THE 1948 AND 1953 GRADUATES, BUT LESS THAN A FOURTH OF THE 1958 CLASS, REPORTED CONTINUING PERSONAL STUDY IN BIBLICAL, THEOLOGICAL, AND OTHER AREAS. MOST RESPONDENTS WERE UNCERTAIN ABOUT CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION IN THE NEAR FUTURE, MAINLY BECAUSE OF A LACK OF TIME AND MONEY. THE EXPRESSED NEED FOR BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDY WAS ALMOST UNIVERSAL, BUT ACTUAL INTEREST WAS STRONGEST IN REFRESHER COURSES AIMED AT IMPROVING ORGANIZATIONAL AND PROGRAM WORK. FINDINGS ALSO SUGGEST THAT INTEREST IN CONTINUING EDUCATION DECLINES ACCORDING TO THE LENGTH OF TIME OUT OF SEMINARY. (STATISTICAL DATA AND VERBATIM COMMENTS ARE INCLUDED.) (LY)
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Identifiers: Yale University CT