ERIC Number: ED057345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education: Agent of Change. Proceedings of the National Conference on Continuing Education in Mental Health.
Webster, Thomas G., Ed.; And Others
This document focuses on the theme that rapid social and technological changes add urgency to continuing education in all fields, particularly in the field of mental health. For the purposes of this conference, continuing education was defined to include postgraduate education, staff development, inservice training, and adult education. For these purposes, mental health was defined to include health promotion and illness prevention and treatment and the business of families, communities, States and nation, even while the ultimate focus is upon individuals. Broad objectives of the conference included: (1) to identify continuing education needs; (2) to suggest priorities, or methods, which administrators could use to arrive at appropriate objectives for their organizations; and (3) to provide mental health administrators and educators greater familiarity with continuing education expertise which is available. The following major points of emphasis characterized the conference: (1) diversity of resources and concerns for continuing education in mental health, (2) unusually broad definitions of continuing education and mental health, and (3) involvement of the adult learner in the process of assessing needs. Highlights of the conference evaluation indicate that there were individual extremes of praise and dissatisfaction, and that considerable participant learning occurred. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavior Change, Conferences, Educational Planning, Graduate Study, Individual Development, Inservice Education, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning, Mental Health, Models, Motivation, Social Change, Staff Orientation, Technological Advancement, Training Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.