ERIC Number: ED204558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Health Occupations in Illinois: Recommendations by Employers and Educators.
Dawson-Saunders, Beth; And Others
This paper presents the results of a study designed to meet the goal of assisting health occupations education planners to provide education relevant to the needs of students and employers. The objectives of the study were (1) to determine and clarify major issues and concerns of Illinois health care employers; (2) to determine, with the input of health occupations educators, how educators can address these problems; and (3) to make recommendations, based on educator input, for ways to alleviate employer concerns. Five issues (communication between educational and service institutions; understanding among allied health personnel, nurses, and health practitioners; overspecialization; regional programs; and continuing education) are discussed from the viewpoint of employers; suggestions from educators are reported and, finally, recommendations based on the previous suggestions are provided. (KC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Continuing Education, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Health Occupations, Institutional Cooperation, Interprofessional Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Regional Programs, Specialization, Statewide Planning
Research and Development Section, E-426, Illinois State Board of Education, 100 North First, Springfield, IL 62777 (One copy free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. School of Medicine.
Note: For a related document see ED 199 508.