ERIC Number: ED442050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Expanding Professions Globally: The United States as a Marketplace for Global Credentialing and Cyberapplications.
Clawson, Thomas W.
This chapter explores how the United States may become a marketplace for offshore credentialing, therefore expanding the human capital interested in a profession. The counseling profession is used as an example, as counseling lends itself well to cyberapplications. A list of seven historical reasons is given as to why American professions on the whole need education and planned action from those who could make vast gains by establishing professions in the United States. These reasons are meant to stimulate ideas that might lead to bringing professions to this country. An explanation is given of how globalization of American professions would work. In order to deal with an influx of international workers, two mandates for dealing with the maze of international credentialing are presented. They are: (1) instructing members of the profession with strategies for finding regulations and proper credentials in foreign countries, and in the same view, knowing who to turn to as foreign counterparts; and (2) instructing foreign applicants in how to translate their portfolios into meaningful host-style applications. A three-step checklist for customizing globalization to a profession is provided. (MKA)
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 ($29.95). Also available through ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 201 Ferguson Building, P.O. Box 26171, Greensboro, NC 27402-6171; Tel: 800-414-9769 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-334-4116; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://ericcass.uncg.edu.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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Note: In: Cybercounseling and Cyberlearning: Strategies and Resources for the Millennium; see CG 030 191.