Accession Number : AD0751490

Title :   Development of Alternative Continuing Educational Systems for Preventing the Technological Obsolescence of Air Force Scientists and Engineers. Volume II. Survey of Continuing Educational Programs within Selected Industries and Universities.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Mar 72-30 Jun 72,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s) : Lisez,Louis ; Slebodnick,Edward B.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Survey data obtained from industries and universities are summarized and analyzed from the standpoint of the Air Force's requirement for updating its military scientists and engineers. It is concluded that the wide range of innovative methods of C.E. in use or in development within selected industries and universities, can be of use to the Air Force in developing alternative systems or enhancing its current system of continuing education (C.E.). Also, the initiative being taken by colleges and universities to meet the mounting updating needs of engineers and scientists, management personnel, and health professionals, particularly physicians, was a revealing finding. The greatest effort and the most experimentation, however, is occurring in the field of postgraduate medical education. The Air Force's effort in implementing alternative systems of C.E. could be greatly accelerated if it adopted many of the innovative motivational techniques and methods of C.E. that both physicians and other health personnel have available to assist them in meeting their renewal and continuing education needs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *EDUCATION), (*ENGINEERS, AIR FORCE TRAINING), (*SCIENTISTS, AIR FORCE TRAINING), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, EDUCATION), UNIVERSITIES, INDUSTRIES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE