ERIC Number: ED273229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Responsive Professional Education: Balancing Outcomes and Opportunities. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 3, 1986.
Stark, Joan S.; And Others
Goals and outcomes in various fields of professional education are considered. Attention is directed to generic outcomes of professional preparation, the emphasis these outcomes receive among professional educators, some problems that concern professional educators, and recommendations for future action and study. The generic outcomes, which were derived from existing literature about professional education, include six aspects of professional competence: conceptual competence, technical competence, contextual competence, interpersonal communication competence, integrative competence, and adaptive competence. Also considered are five attitudinal outcomes: career marketability, professional identity, professional ethics, scholarly concern for improvement of the profession, and motivation for continued learning. The issues and trends concerning these outcomes were drawn primarily from recent articles in educational journals of 12 professional fields: architecture, business administration, dentistry, education, engineering, journalism, law, library science, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. Information was also obtained from a survey of faculty in 10 professional fields with respect to their emphases on preferred outcomes and educational activities. Information on the research methodology is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Architecture, Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Competence, Educational Objectives, Engineering Education, Ethics, Health Occupations, Higher Education, Journalism Education, Knowledge Level, Legal Education (Professions), Library Science, Outcomes of Education, Professional Education, Professional Personnel, Skill Development, Social Work, Socialization, Teacher Education
Association for the Study of Higher Education, Publications Department, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036 ($7.50 members, $10.00 nonmembers).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.