ERIC Number: ED043203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Continuing Education for R and D Careers. An Exploratory Study of Employer-Sponsored and Self-Teaching Models of Continuing Education in Large Industrial and Federal Government Owned R & D Laboratories.
The purpose of this study was to collect and interpret facts relating to the need for, and use of, continuing education by research and development (R and D) scientists and engineers in large industrial and government R and D laboratories. The top management, personnel executives, training executives, scientists, and engineers employed at various R and D laboratories were interviewed. Questionnaires were administered to 394 employees. The information gained from these sources was tabulated and analyzed for patterns and trends. These patterns and trends were used to form the basis of a series of suggestions for action by management, professional societies, and universities in the field of continuing education for scientists and engineers. A bibliography, a list of participating institutions, and several data tables are appended. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Laboratories, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Personnel, Research and Development Centers, Scientific Personnel, Universities
MF ONLY, Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-188 000, MF $.65; HC ONLY, Superintendent of Documents, GPO, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Order No. NS.1,2: ED 8/6, $1.75)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Social Sciences.
Authoring Institution: Social Research, Inc., Chicago, IL.