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ERIC Number: ED228961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Resource Management for the 80's. (Gloom and Doom in Academia or How to Live Underwater).
Stilwell, William E., III
Trends in human resource management and the preparation/employment of psychologists are considered, along with the types of available data on training and employment. Because of Russia's Sputnik, the 1950s in the United States were characterized by an infusion of federal funds to college science and human service programs. During the 1970s, the financial and enrollment situation resulted in cutbacks in programs, college faculty positions, and funding of research. Three approaches have been used in resource management: (1) a massive data-based approach that used the best available data; (2) a focused data gathering approach by single professional groups such as educational or counseling psychologists, and (3) a speculative approach that used the best available judgments on what should occur 20 years in the future. Predicted future roles for counseling psychologists have included teaching about development, helping people interact with the environment, and being activists for the human services. A model for understanding employment and training patterns for the next 5 to 7 years is being developed, based on a study of the 100 largest research institutions and the 100 largest U.S. employers for counseling, developmental, educational, and school psychologists. A bibliography is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Vice Presidential Address presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 1982).