ERIC Number: ED094947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Alternative Continuing Educational Systems for Preventing the Technological Obsolescence of Air Force Scientists and Engineers. Volume 2. Survey of Continuing Educational Programs Within Selected Industries and Universities.
Lisez, Louis; Slebodnick, Edward B.
Survey data obtained from industries and universities are summarized and analyzed from the standpoint of the Air Force's requirement for updating its military scientists and engineers.It is concluded that the wide range of innovative methods of continuing education (CE), in use or in development within selected industries and universities, can be of use to the Air Force in developing alternative systems or enhancing its current system of CE. Also, the initiative being taken by colleges and universities to meet the mounting updating needs of engineers and scientists, management personnel, and health professionals, particularly physicians, was a revealing finding. The greatest effort and the most experimentation, however, is occurring in the field of postgraduate medical education. The Air Force's effort in implementing alternative systems of CE could be greatly accelerated if it adopted many of the innovative motivational techniques and methods of CE that both physicians and other helath personnel have available to assist them in meeting their renewal and continuing education needs. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education, Engineers, Industrial Education, Obsolescence, Scientists, Technology, Universities
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-751-490, PC-$3.00, MF-$1.45)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Professional Education Div.; Boeing Co., Seattle, WA.