Continuing Professional Education in Transition: Visions for the Professions and New Strategies for Lifelong Learning / Edition 1

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Considers important dimensions of the current environment of continuing education, including racial and ethnic diversity of professionals and the impact of technological developments on professional practice. Addresses the need to move beyond simply the delivery of content to education for empowerment, wellness, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship. Also discusses how continuing education is being used to resolve critical issues in the structure and practice of 13 different professions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894649974
  • Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xi
Contributors xix
Part I. Issues and Visions for the Continuing Education of Professionals
Chapter 1. Visioning in Continuing Professional Education Via Paradigm Shifts in Research Activities: A Pragmatic Approach 3
Chapter 2. Wellness for Professionals 21
Chapter 3. Continuing Education for the Professions: The Catalyst for Workplace Empowerment 43
Chapter 4. The Infusion/Utilization of Critical Thinking Skills in Professional Practice 59
Chapter 5. On Their Own: Professionals Need Entrepreneurship Education 83
Chapter 6. Implications and Impact of Emerging Communications Technologies 93
Chapter 7. The Role of Continuing Professional Education in a Virtual Organization 111
Chapter 8. The Problems and the Promise of Diversity in the Professions: Implications for Continuing Professional Education 117
Chapter 9. Systematic Efforts in Continuing Professional Education Focusing on Mandatory Continuing Professional Education 129
Part II. The Role of Continuing Professional Education in Resolving Critical Issues Facing Selected Professions
Chapter 10. Continuing Medical Education in Transition: The Evolution of a New Paradigm 143
Chapter 11. The Lamp Burns Brightly: Trends in Continuing Education for Nursing 171
Chapter 12. Emerging Issues in Social Work: Implications for Continuing Professional Education 185
Chapter 13. Continuing Education in Dietetics: Present Paradoxes and Changing Paradigms 201
Chapter 14. The Ministry: A Concert of Concerns 229
Chapter 15. Continuing Professional Education for Teachers 239
Chapter 16. Current Issues in Continuing Legal Education 251
Chapter 17. Continuing Professional Education and Policing: A Vision for the Future 263
Chapter 18. Continuing Professional Military Education: Present Programs and Current Issues 275
Chapter 19. Continuing Professional Education in Real Estate 283
Chapter 20. Critical Issues Facing Engineering 307
Chapter 21. Continuing Education for Information Systems Professionals 331
Chapter 22. A National Board Certification Process for K-12 Educators: A Model for Professional Development 339
Conclusion 353
Index 355
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