ERIC Number: ED199471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Health Occupations Education Today! And Tomorrow!
This paper focuses on change in health occupations education whose teachers are viewed as members of two professions (practitioners and teachers) and as members of two social systems (education and health care delivery). Following a presentation of a theoretical model of normative and personal dimensions of a social system, the paper examines empirical-rational, normative-reeducative, and power coercive change and the legal milestones and governance which have affected the social systems of education and health care delivery. Role expectations of health occupations teachers are cited, and a discussion is presented concerning how health occupations teachers must fulfill these role expectations by diagnosing educational needs as they relate to primary and secondary skills of learning and five life roles. Secondary skills related to occupational role expectations and the life role as renderer of services are discussed. Within this framework is described health occupations education and health care delivery in the contexts of today and tomorrow. Similarities in societal expectations for the educational system and health care delivery system are described. Also discussed are the role conflicts which result from being members of two professions and how health occupations teachers must learn to manage the conflict. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Awards Luncheon (New Orleans, LA, December 8, 1980). Occasional marginal legibility due to broken type.