ERIC Number: ED105138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-16
Reference Count: 0
A Critical Analysis of a New Model for Occupational Therapy Education: Its Applicability for Other Occupations and Systems.
National Committee on Employment of Youth, New York, NY.
The symposium report focuses on an upgrading program (designed by the Consortium for Occupational Therapy Education) to develop alternate routes to credentialled education and training, resulting in opening up occupational therapy career opportunities to young people. The consortium was composed of four New York State hospitals, two academic institutions, the New York State Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the National Committee on Employment of Youth. The document provides a transcript of symposium speeches, panel discussions, and question and answer sessions. The first session dealt with two questions: (1) How can we divise greater flexibility and secure faster decision making in the colleges in areas such as scheduling, course development, and structuring courses that are more job relevant? (2) How do you integrate in a work study model, classroom education, supervised field work, and employment? The state of the art of health manpower planning was considered in the luncheon session, and the concluding session dealt with issues in employment. (MW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Conferences, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Employment Potential, Experimental Programs, Health Personnel, Labor Force Development, Occupational Therapy, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Speeches, State of the Art Reviews, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Committee on Employment of Youth, New York, NY.
Note: Report of a symposium (Orangeburg, New York, April 16, 1974) conducted by the Consortium for Occupational Therapy Education