ERIC Number: ED199035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
New Directions in Continuing Education: Changing Roles of Universities, Industry and Government. Report on a Study of Comparative Perspectives of Decision Makers and R&D Personnel.
Schillinger, A. George; And Others
A major objective of this study was to determine how Research and Development (R&D) managers, executives, training directors, and academic administrators, perceive the future demand for continuing education in R&D as well as what new institutional arrangements, program innovations, and policy changes they believe will be necessary to meet future demands. Other objectives were to determine how such decision-makers view the current state of continuing education in the United States and how it is related to R&D. Interview schedules were developed that included provisional scenarios of projected changing needs for continuing education of scientists and engineers with different interview schedules developed for three relevant groups of decision-makers. Conclusions and recommendations as well as questionnaires are presented in this final report. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Change, Engineering, Federal Government, Government Role, Higher Education, Industry, International Relations, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Questionnaires, Research and Development Centers, Science Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Industrial Research Inst./Research Corp., St. Louis, MO.