ERIC Number: ED130108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Professional Education of Human Services Personnel. Monographs on Career Education.
Chenault, JoAnn; Mermis, William L.
Commissioned by the Office of Career Education (OCE), this monograph provides a perspective from which the OCE could (1) examine the human services education model implemented by the authors, and (2) consider its possible usefulness in OCE's future planning and development. The focus is on the potential alliance of career education and human services as current national movements which are considered to be organically and systematically interrelated in their basic concepts, purposes, span of concern, and breadth of potential influence on societal change. The authors suggest that if professionals in both areas are to recognize the potential of mutual gains by formal and informal alliances, collaboration, and integration of efforts, both movements will benefit. Conceptual issues in the development of education models for career education personnel are identified and basic questions and issues concerning tradition are addressed. The nature of human services education is discussed, followed by an extensive content model for human services education. This model is discussed in terms of relevance for career education training, differentiating program features, and problems associated with the nature of the program. Concepts of prevention and problems of program development are also discussed. The paper concludes with general recommendations for national planning. (TA)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Concept Formation, Cooperative Planning, Definitions, Educational Development, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Human Resources, Human Services, Learning Experience, Models, National Programs, Nontraditional Education, Policy Formation, Professional Education, Professional Personnel, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, Teacher Education, Work Experience
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.