ERIC Number: ED326708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Credentialism: Partners for Business Education. Working Papers of Planning and Development Research 90-6.
This study examined the current value of credentialism, extending the findings of an earlier report, "Business Training: Content, Enrollment and Delivery." The study acknowledged the distinction between various types of credentials, but focused primarily on professional business certification and investigated the potential for TVOntario to form partnerships with business associations in order to create telecourses to enhance the educational opportunities leading to professional credentials. The findings were established through telephone interviews with 17 professional business associations and 2 universities and through a literature review. The study distinguished between "specialized" courses, which are related to the specific industries the associations represent, and"generic" business courses (traditional business courses such as finance, accounting, and marketing). Three main options for pursuing partnerships with professional associations were suggested. They were developed by analyzing the educational needs and interests of the associations in conjunction with the practical implications that their needs and interests pose for TVOntario. Each option corresponds to a different educational level: (1) bilateral partnerships for specialized introductory and intermediate programs; (2) bilateral partnerships to support highly specialized and advanced subject areas; and (3) a bilateral arrangement not with the associations directly, but with a university or community college that offers the generic business courses they approve. (46 references) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TV Ontario, Toronto.