ERIC Number: ED022036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-1
Reference Count: 0
A Conference on New Educational Curricula for Subprofessional Personnel in Health Services. Interim Report.
Nangle, Grace L.
Sixty-eight representatives of various types of health field organizations attended a conference held at the Medical and Dental School of Tufts University to examine needs and problems in health occupations training and to consider new program patterns. Speeches by experts in the health and education fields, an inspection tour of the Springfield Trade High School and Technical Institute, and intensive small-group discussions were featured. The major outcome of the Conference was the refined concept of a Center for Health Occupations: an "organized department or facility, or unit, within a school or school system that provides occupational training for health occupations." Recommendations concerned (1) cooperative ongoing planning, (2) attention to the high school curriculum as well as to programs for adults, and (3) provision for student progression from one level to another. An executive committee was appointed to provide means for assessing new programs and to evaluate conference impact. After the conference a questionnaire was distributed to conference participants, a film strip describing the Springfield project in which pilot programs were inaugurated out of the core of the medical assistant program was in process, and curricular materials were sent to participants and other interested parties. Appendixes include eight speeches, a list of participants, the conference program, and the questionnaire. (JK)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Allied Health Occupations Education, Conferences, Coordination, Curriculum, Federal Aid, Filmstrips, Health Occupations Centers, Hospitals, Instructional Materials, Labor Needs, Paraprofessional Personnel, Program Development, Questionnaires, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.