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ERIC Number: EJ874189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: ISSN-1534-4843
Differentiating CPE from Training: Reconsidering Terms, Boundaries, and Economic Factors
Van Loo, Jasper B.; Rocco, Tonette S.
Human Resource Development Review, v5 n2 p202-227 2006
The differences between continuing professional education (CPE) and training are examined by presenting a systems view of the factors that make CPE different from training. The authors analyze these differences by discussing scope, stakeholders, control, and occupational mobility. These factors provide a framework for examining differences between CPE and training from an economic perspective. The authors review economic rationales for CPE and discuss how existing training evaluation concepts, such as cost-benefit analysis and return on investment may be adapted to the specific characteristics of CPE. They end by reflecting on the possibilities that the proposed approach offers and list a number of recommendations for further research. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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