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Manprint pp 519-549 | Cite as

National Education and Training

  • Frederick A. Muckler
  • Sally A. Seven

Abstract

To bring about MANPRINT objectives, it is essential that there be adequate numbers of trained generalists, specialists, researchers, and practitioners. In order to better understand MANPRINT education and training issues, this chapter considers the kind of skills and knowledges needed to conduct the MANPRINT effort; examines some of the current institutional systems that educate and train many of the specialties of MANPRINT; and reviews some of the relevant MANPRINT information available for training in technical handbooks and introductory textbooks. An existing source of future manpower supply is the present human factors academic training programs from psychology and engineering. What is currently taught in these programs is exemplified by a brief look at three very strong programs at the Ohio State University, the University of Southern California, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Several training-related issues are highlighted: (1) What will be the aggregate demand for trained professionals in the future? (2) Is it possible, or even desirable, to institute certification and licensing procedures? (3) What cost-effective provisions can be made for continuing education? (4) Would the creation and sustenance of centers of excellence enhance this technology? (5) How can the training need of the non-specialist be satisfied?

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Human Factor System Safety Virginia Polytechnic Institute National Education Psychology Program 
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  • Frederick A. Muckler
  • Sally A. Seven

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