A Study Of Core Functions In Emergency Management As Reflected In Training Requirements For Profession

A Study Of Core Functions In Emergency Management As Reflected In Training Requirements For Profession

by Walter Guerry Iii Green

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ISBN-13: 9781581120875
Publisher: Universal-Publishers.com
Publication date: 05/01/2000
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Abstractvi
List of Tablesx
Note to Readers on Audit Trail, Citationsxii
Chapter 1.Introduction1
Introduction to the Study
Background
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Core Functions as a Research Construct
Research Questions
Scope
Method
Limitations
Significance of the Study
The Researcher's Perspective
Definition of Terms
Chapter 2.Review of the Literature and Documentation of Core Functions32
The Link Between Professions, Knowledge, Certification and Core Functions
The Traditional Definition of a Profession
A Modern Operational Definition of a Profession
An Assessment of Emergency Management by Traditional Criteria
The Emerging Self-Definition of the Profession
The Possible Role of Disaster Science as a Unique Body of Knowledge
Defining Core Functions
Certification as an Approach to Core Functions
Summary of the Literature and Documentation of Current Practice
Chapter 3.Method71
General Description of the Method
Design of the Study
Sample and Population
Data Collection and Analysis
Trustworthiness Measures
Chapter 4.Results96
Core Functions Reflected by Training Requirements (Research Question 1)
Goals or Needs Met by Training Components of Certification Requirements (Research Question 2)
Whether Core Functions Coincide (Research Question 3)
Chapter 5.Discussion111
Summary of the Results
Integration of Findings with Past Literature
The Research Construct as a Local Emergency Management Phenomenon
Implications of the Study
Recommendations for Further Study
Summary
Appendix
1.Core Functions in the Literature127
2.Identification of Core Functions in State Emergency Management Certification Programs (Research Question 1)136
3.Open, Axial, and Selective Coding (Research Question 2)167
4.Telephone Interview Questionnaire187
5.Information Statement for Telephone Interviews188
6.Comparison of Sources of Core Functions Research Question 3)189
7.Additional Description of Emergency Management Certification Programs192
Works Cited214
Table
1.Distribution of Certified Emergency Managers in 199617
2.Emergency Management Program Mechanisms as Contributions to Core Functions47
3.Emergency Management Functions for Response to a Disaster as Contributions to Core Functions48
4.Emergency Management Duties Ranked by Relative Importance as Contributions to Core Functions48
5.Emergency Management Functions from an Independent Study Course as Contributions to Core Functions50
6.Emergency Management Functions from a Field Delivery Course as Contributions to Core Functions51
7.The Professional Development Series as Contributions to Core Functions52
8.The Applied Practices Series as Contributions to Core Functions53
9.Standard Functions for Disaster Management as Contributions to Core Functions55
10.Certified Emergency Manager Contributions to the Emergency Management Profession as Contributions to Core Functions57
11.Publications from which Certified Emergency Manager Examination Questions are Developed as Contributions to Core Functions60
12.Comparison of Supracategories of Core Functions with the Four Phases of Comprehensive Emergency Management98
13.Phenomena, Goals, and Objectives, Reasons, and Requirements for Establishment of Emergency Management Certification Programs101
14.Representative Contributions to the Profession Required in State Emergency Management Certification Programs103
15.Incidence of Common and Distinct Core Functions Resulting from a Comparison of Those Derived from Certification Program Training Requirements with Those Derived from the Literature108
A1-1.Core Functions in Emergency Management as Revealed in the Literature127
A2-1.Incidence of Courses by State and Category136
A2-2.Certification Training Requirements by Categories as Core Functions and Subcategories158
A2-3.Certification Training Requirements by Supracategories and Core Functions165
A3-1.Open Coding Subcategories167
A3-2.Axial Coding of Fundamental Goals of Certification183
A3-3.Testing the Theoretical Scheme185
A6-1.Core Functions in Certification Programs and in the Literature189
A7-1.Incidence of State Emergency Management Certification Programs193
A7-2.Dates of Implementation of State Emergency Management Certification Programs and Numbers of Individuals Certified196
A7-3.Titles of Certified Personnel197
A7-4.Models of State Emergency Management Certification Programs205
A7-5.Certification Program Training Hours Requirements208
A7-6.Continuing Education Hours Requirements210
A7-7.Alternatives to State Certification212

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