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McMillan, Wendy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
Most new students experience school to university transition as challenging. Students from backgrounds with little or no experience of higher education are most vulnerable in this transition, and most at risk of academic failure. Emotion appears implicated in the differential way in which first-generation students and students with family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychological Patterns, Medical Students
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Hay, David B.; Tan, Po Li; Whaites, Eric – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2010
The aim of this study is to argue for alternative assessment methods (i.e. concept map) considering the changes in demography in higher education. In the case of school of dentistry, for example, there is an urgent call for a catalyst for new assessment methods in dental education in view of the drive to comprehensively assess professional…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Alternative Assessment, Adult Education, Adult Learning
American Dental Hygienists' Association, Chicago, IL. – 1988
A prospectus providing a rational basis for decision and action in the field of dental hygiene is presented, noting that all occupations are obliged to assess their value to society and take whatever actions are indicated to fulfill their social contract. A philosophical and conceptual foundation for change is examined. Three chapters focus on the…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Dental Hygienists, Dental Schools, Dentistry
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of the Professions. – 1988
The laws, rules and regulations of the New York State Education Department governing dentistry and dental hygiene practice in the state are presented. In addition, the requirements and procedures for obtaining licensure and first registration as a dentist and dental hygienist in New York are discussed. The following chapters are provided: (1)…
Descriptors: Certification, College Programs, Dental Hygienists, Dental Schools
Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College. – 1996
This document, which is intended for use by community and junior colleges throughout Mississippi, contains curriculum frameworks for the course sequences in the dental hygiene technology program. Presented in the introductory section are a description of the program and suggested course sequence. Section I lists baseline competencies. Section II…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Career Awareness, Career Exploration
American Dental Association, Chicago, IL. Council on Dental Education. – 1971
The purpose of this report is to serve as a guide for dental hygiene education program development, and to serve as a stimulus for improving established programs. The first section of the report discusses the function of the Council on Dental Education and the trends in hygiene program development. In section II the requirements for an accredited…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Dental Health
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Bader, James D. – Journal of Dental Education, 1991
Current conditions in dental hygiene influencing professional education are discussed. Workplace/practice issues include dental hygiene care as a component of dental practice, content, effects, and quality of care, hygienist supply and demand, and job satisfaction. Professional issues include the knowledge base, definitions of practice, and…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Dental Hygienists, Dental Schools, Higher Education
Berg, Christine M. – 1979
Dental hygiene students' perceptions of themselves and the "typical dental hygienist" were assessed in relation to feminist attitudes at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Dempewolff's (1972) 56-item Feminism II Scale was administered to all first-year, second-year, and…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, College Students, Dental Hygienists, Feminism
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Ley, Eugene; And Others – Journal of Dental Education, 1984
Administrative decisions about the future of dental hygiene programs are often based on inadequate information about employment trends and about the importance of the dental hygienist in dental practices. Studies indicate that demand for dental hygiene services will remain high in the 1980s. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Demand Occupations, Dental Health, Dental Hygienists
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of the Professions. – 1988
The handbook contains laws, rules, and regulations of the New York State Education Department that govern dentistry and dental hygiene practice in the state. It describes licensure requirements and includes complete application forms and instructions for obtaining license and first registration as a dentist and dental hygienist. Applicants are…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Certification, Dental Hygienists, Dentistry
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Carr, Sandra; Rubinstein, Linda – Journal of Dental Education, 1989
A study compared the characteristics of dental hygiene students in two programs (bachelor's degree and two-year professional dental hygiene training) in 1978 and 1987 to assess changes over time. Results are presented and the implications for enrollment management are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, Bachelors Degrees, Comparative Analysis
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Wayman, Dona E. – Journal of Dental Education, 1985
Inherent in the meaning of baccalaureate dental hygiene education is the offering of upper-division courses in the theory and practice of dental hygiene itself. Restructuring the associate programs as strictly two-year, lower-division programs would require standardization of baccalaureate programs as strictly upper-division curricula. (MLW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Bachelors Degrees, Certification, Clinical Experience
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Douglass, Chester W. – Journal of Dental Education, 1991
Six trends affecting dental hygiene practice are discussed: demographic changes; disease pattern changes; higher societal expectations; financing and delivery system changes; technological advancement; and regulatory and legislative trends. It is argued that, though the trends reflect positively on dental hygiene, practitioners need to increase…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Delivery Systems, Demography, Dental Hygienists
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Paarmann, Carlene S.; And Others – Journal of Dental Education, 1990
The establishment of the baccalaureate degree as the minimum entry level for dental hygiene practice centers around three main concerns: changes in health care delivery, awarding of a degree commensurate with students' educational background, and the credibility of dental hygiene as a profession. A curriculum model is discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College Curriculum
American Dental Hygienists' Association, Chicago, IL. – 1985
The proceedings of the second in a series of workshops on dental hygiene education and practice are presented. The opening remarks are by Cheryl Westphal. Papers categorized as "Considerations for the Professionalization of Dental Hygiene" are as follows: "Socio-Economic Viewpoint" (Gary Gaumer); "Political Science Viewpoint" (Lelia Helms);…
Descriptors: Administrators, Allied Health Occupations, Career Development, Dental Hygienists
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