Departmental Bulletin Paper The Recognition of Professional Competencies : focusing on managers of workplaces and faculties of training institutions

Sakata, Masataka  ,  Kobaru, Akie  ,  Hashimoto, Koichi

55pp.101 - 118 , 2016-03-31 , 東京大学大学院教育学研究科 , The Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo , Division of Social Science in Education, Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo
The purpose of this study is to analyze how stakeholders of the profession system in Japan evaluate professional competencies. The training stage of professions and the conflicts of interest within the professions were examined using quantitative data. We distributed a questionnaire to the managers of workplaces within the following six professions: nurses, registered dietitians, social workers, clinical psychologists, pharmacists, and nursery teachers. As a result of the analysis, the following findings were made. The faculties of professional training institutions, such as universities and colleges, recognize most components of professional competencies as significantly more important than the managers of workplaces. The managers of workplaces recognize that the most important stage for practitioners to acquire competencies is during their professional careers, whereas faculties of training institutions recognize that it is during training courses.

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