ERIC Number: ED426685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
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How Australian Academic Sociologists Rate the Importance of Generic and Specialist Competencies.
Gow, Kathryn; Litchfield, K.; Sheehan, M.; Fox, T.
This report presents findings of a study which surveyed 393 Australian academics and employers concerning their views about essential specialist and generic competencies for sociology graduates. The study designed four questionnaires, one for each professional group psychology, human services, counseling, and sociology and these were completed by 233 academics and 160 psychology, human services, and counseling employers. Tables present ratings for 77 specialist competency elements and 42 generic competency elements. Another table compares mean ratings on 41 competencies of sociology academics, all social science academics, and social science employers. Significant differences were found between sociology and other social science academics on 7 items and between sociology academics and social science employers on 19 items. (Contains 32 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia