ERIC Number: ED182490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Professional and Occupational Practice Requirements. A Continuing Professional Education Series.
Queeney, Donna S.; Manz, Karen P.
Focusing on the role of continuing professional education in the various credentialing processes, a study was conducted to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date compilation of data regarding professional and occupational practice requirements in Pennsylvania. This material was intended to function as a useful resource to those serving Pennsylvania's practitioners through the provision of initial professional education, regulation, and continuing education. Initially, the study included fifty-five professions and occupations with the option to include other fields as the study continues. As each profession or occupation was selected, copies of laws governing its practice within Pennsylvania were obtained along with information gathered from professional associations. In addition, individuals from education, regulatory agencies, professional associations, and experienced practitioners were interviewed. Upon completion of all interviews, a summary was drafted and sent to each participant for final review. Individuals participating in the interviews comprise a useful resource list which will be continuously updated along with the study. A computerized information storage and retrieval system will be used to aid in updating and utilizing this information. The study also reported state and national trends, both within and across professions, regarding regulatory practices and attitudes toward and participation in continuing professional education. (Implications for continuing higher education are discussed; and summaries of professions and occupations surveyed are provided.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Planning Studies in Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania