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ERIC Number: ED167015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-23
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education Records: Can They Withstand Scrutiny?
Shimberg, Benjamin
The need for ensuring the educational quality of experiences pursued by practitioners to satisfy their continuing education requirements and the difficulties of evaluating the experiences are addressed. Because of financial constraints placed on state regulatory boards and state professional associations, neither is equipped to handle the screening of prospective providers of continuing education courses. Professional associations have a responsibility to their members to provide leadership in establishing national recordkeeping and record-transmission mechanisms and should work closely with regulatory boards and with associations of such boards to ensure that systems for the approval of providers and recordkeeping are fully compatible. There is a need for cooperative thinking through common requirements and standards and cooperation in implementing them. Many of the problems confronting continuing education and recordkeeping result from interstate differences. Policy councils are needed within professions to deal with a wide range of issues. The Council on the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is planning to undertake research on ways to improve the CEU. Recordkeeping systems that are described include those of: the American Association of Medical Technologists, the American Dental Association, the International Association of Boards of Optometry, the Central Registry of the Council on Dental Education, and the American Medical Association. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the National Invitational Conference on Continuing Education for Allied Health Professions (Chicago, Illinois, September 21-23, 1978)