ERIC Number: ED106527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Agenda for Continuing Education: A Challenge to Health Care Institutions.
Schechter, Daniel S.
The book describes the Hospital Continuing Education Project, a nine-year endeavor concluded in 1972 which set up a communications network among universities, hospital associations, hospitals, and individual educators and trainees. The project's goal was the expansion of continuing education opportunities for personnel in health care institutions. Information derived from questionnaires is used to delineate the hospital trainer's background, duties, and potential for increasing the efficiency of a hospital and developing the careers of its staff. Major themes are: the constructive role that a full-time education director can play in both large and small hospitals; the desirability of cooperative training programs among neighboring hospitals; the challenge to State hospital associations to take the lead in planning for cooperative programing; and assisting medical and educational centers to take professional leadership in such programing. The book also deals with the potentialities inherent in the new educational technology and stresses the importance of evaluation if continuing education is to meet the challenges it faces. A forward by Eli Ginzberg serves to place the book within the context of national health manpower policy. Appendixes contain questionnaires for hospital based trainers and administrators. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Allied Health Occupations Education, Cooperative Planning, Educational Administration, Hospital Personnel, Hospitals, Institutional Cooperation, Labor Force Development, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Questionnaires, Staff Development
Hospital Research and Educational Trust, 840 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Hospital Research and Educational Trust, Chicago, IL.