ERIC Number: ED036738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Correspondence Education and the Hospital.
Hospital Research and Educational Trust, Chicago, IL.
Based primarily on questionnaire responses from 423 hospitals in the United States, this study dealt with noncredit correspondence courses designed to upgrade hospital personnel job skills and raise job performance and/or job level. It inquired into uses of correspondence as noted in the literature; awareness and use of the method in hospitals; hospital policies on educational programs for employees; advantages and disadvantages of correspondence study as perceived by hospital administrators; preferred training methods for various levels of personnel; areas of departmental training need, and the interest in meeting these needs by correspondence study; specific course evaluations by course completers, dropouts, supervisors, and experts; and expert opinions on the use and effectiveness of various types of correspondence study. It was recommended that a central agency focus its attention on documentation, research and experimentation, course improvement, and other facets of correspondence education for hospital personnel. (The document includes 34 tables, 28 references, and a list of information sources.) (ly)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Correspondence Study, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Enrollment, Hospital Personnel, Hospitals, Noncredit Courses, Nonprofessional Personnel, Professional Personnel, Program Evaluation, Statistical Data, Surveys, Training Methods, Tuition, Units of Study
Hospital Research and Educational Trust, 840 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Hospital Research and Educational Trust, Chicago, IL.
Note: Summary report of a study conducted at Pennsylvania State University