ERIC Number: ED063530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Need for Programs to Prepare Members of the Health Professions as Specialists in Continuing Education.
A questionnaire survey was conducted to determine whether or not the need for training in continuing education was perceived by those working in the field. This determination of need was undertaken to determine the feasibility of offering programs of professional preparation in continuing education for persons engaged in continuing education in the health professions. A questionnaire consisting of seven items related to the need for training in continuing education was distributed to health science professionals in the United States and Canada. Eighty-six percent of the respondents indicated that they thought it necessary or desirable for those involved in planning or conducting continuing education programs to have professional training in continuing education as well as in a health specialty. Almost 75 percent of the respondents added that they would like their present personnel to receive some professional training in continuing education. Conclusions include: (1) There was a need expressed by those in the field for programs of professional preparation in continuing education for the health sciences and this expressed need existed at a fairly high level; (2) The willingness to support programs of this sort is related to the number of persons currently employed in the field and financial support from non-university sources would be required; and (3) Several types of programs would be required and there should be an emphasis on the practical application of principles related to adult learning. (Author/CK)
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Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver.