ERIC Number: ED030036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Strategy in Continuing Education: Proceedings of the Consultation on Continuing Education for Ministers of the United Methodist Church (University of Chicago, October 20-23, 1968).
Rouch, Mark A., Ed.
A representative group from The United Methodist Church met to consider continuing education of the ordained pastor and to formulate recommendations for the church's strategy in ministerial continuing education. After a paper on continuing professional education, another described the minister as a professional--educated, expert, institutional, responsible, and dedicated. A plea was made for systematic career planning and careful research on career development. A partial report was given of a national survey made in 1968 to obtain a profile of leadership in continuing education for ministers, to count participants, and to gather data on evaluation. A review was made of major categories of programs, support for them, the denominational organizations intended to serve them, and several innovations. A final paper discussed cybernation as responsible for heightening the anxiety of loss of meaning of the human role. A panel discussion on the minister's needs led to formulations of objectives for the minister's continuing education and recommendations for United Methodist strategy development in continuing education. (pt)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Methodist Church, New York, NY.
Identifiers: United Methodist Church