ERIC Number: ED061519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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The Continuing Education Needs of Clergymen in Michigan.
Hagelberg, Milton J.
Research was conducted to determine the continuing education needs of clergymen in Michigan, particularly their most crucial ones, and to ascertain which needs might be met by programs of state-supported colleges and universities. Another objective of the study was to have the clergy identify major roles in their profession. From a total of 1,504 questionnaires mailed, 791 usable ones were returned. In general, the 40-49 year age group was typical of the total group of clergy studied. The older clergymen seemed to be significantly more conservative and apparently has less social consciousness than did those in the younger age groups. This was true in their perception of clergy roles, their perceived continuing education needs, and in their attitudes towards public universities conducting educational programs for the clergy. From the results of the study, it appears that the clergymen feel that counseling is a major part of their work, and that they need additional education in order to be effective. Their expressed need for continuing education in such areas as human behavior, marriage and family life, social problems, and communications is seen as further support for the conclusion that it is primarily in the area of helping people in relating to others that clergymen feel they require assistance. Nine tables present the collected data. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., Traverse City. Continuing Education Center.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan