ERIC Number: ED052731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Changing Practices in Education for the Professions.
Mayhew, Lewis B.
This monograph discusses some of the reforms and changes that have taken place in professional schools. Chapter I discusses: (1) the nature and characteristics of professions; (2) the evolution of professional education; (3) the purposes of professional education and some of its persistent problems; and (4) the forces that are pushing for radical change in professional education. Chapter 2 deals with the unresolved issues, including issues of national and social policy and relationships in the professions and between the professional schools and the university, as well as curricular problems. Chapter 3 describes attempted reforms including (1) reforms in undergraduate education, such as curricular changes, calendar changes, changes in the use of the media, and in new interdepartmental approach; (3) flexibility in course requirements; (4) changes in the calendar; (5) new organizational patterns; (6) new clusters of academic units; (7) changed admissions policies; (8) reconsideration of academic degrees; (9) innovations in teaching techniques; (10) the adding of internationalism to the curriculum; and (11) attempts to develop in the student a sense of morality, ethics and professional identity. Chapter 4 deals with models, guidelines and criteria for reform. (AF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Professional Education
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30311 ($2.25)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.