ERIC Number: ED237640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Looking towards the Future in the Health Occupations. Recommendations of the Statewide Health Occupations Education Review Committee.
City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Results are provided from a review of the Health Occupations Education curriculum in New York State to ensure that the skills and attitudes taught in those programs continue to adhere to the emerging demands of the health industry. Introductory materials include summaries of the recommendations and the major background variables influencing the review committee. Changes in the allied health field that have considerable implications for health occupations education are discussed. The majority of the document includes recommendations for improving health occupations education. Among those recommendations are the following: (1) a revised program structure should be developed composed of two large units: direct-patient care occupations and laboratory and support service occupations; (2) curriculum development should strike a middle course between competency-based and content-based organization; (4) the curriculum should be organized to serve a number of different populations; (5) supervised clinical experience should be required; (6) students should be required to attain mastery of all essentials for safe practice in each program; (7) close articulation with guidance services should be maintained; (8) continued contact with employers and special interest groups was recommended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.