ERIC Number: ED285769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Graduate Education and Career Directions in Science, Engineering and Public Policy.
Teich, Albert H.; And Others
This report is based on a study of professional education and career directions in the field of Science, Engineering and Public Policy (SEPP). It used data collected from surveys of 21 SEPP graduate programs, approximately 550 alumni from 16 of these programs, and employees and professionals who entered the field without formal SEPP education. Chapters include: (1) a description of the history and a definition of SEPP field; (2) a contemporary view of graduate programs; (3) a discussion of graduate education and careers; and (4) a discussion of the future of SEPP, including a delineation of the issues and a listing of recommendations. The study concludes that despite some problems, graduate programs are in a reasonably good state. A number of issues raised for further consideration relate to the curriculum structure and content, the legitimacy of SEPP in the academic world, and the problems of professional identity. The appendixes include questionnaires, an annotated bibliography, and tables analyzing the survey data. (TW)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Planning, College Science, Educational Assessment, Employment Opportunities, Engineering Education, Futures (of Society), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Public Policy, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Marketing Department, 1333 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 ($10.00 softcover; $8.50 to AAAS members; 6 for $8.00 each; 21 for $7.00 each; 51 for $6.00 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC. Committee on Science and Public Policy.
Note: Contains some small type.