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Physical Therapist Education for the Twenty First Century (PTE-21): Innovation and Excellence in Physical Therapist Academic and Clinical Education is a study that was conducted by Drs. Gail Jensen, Laurita Hack, Terrence Nordstrom, Elizabeth Mostrom, and Jan Gwyer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the current state of physical therapist education in the United States. This study was modeled after a similar project that had been conducted by the Carnegie Foundation. This investigation is documented in Educating Physical Therapists (PDF), which was written by the same group of writers and contains an in-depth explanation of the most important findings and consequences of the aforementioned study.
The first part of the textbook examines the current state of physical therapist education across the entire continuum, beginning with professional education and progressing all the way through residency. The second part of the textbook continues by describing exemplars of excellence and best practices that were observed in academic and clinical settings. As a result of this survey of the profession, a conceptual model of educational superiority for physical therapists has been developed and is provided together with some recommendations for practice.
The following topic areas are covered:
- The urgent requirement for changes depending on the system.
- Components that contribute to the development of an excellent culture
- Academic and clinical organizational needs are of the utmost importance.
- Important need for the further development of learning and the learning sciences
Finally, after analyzing the current situation of physical therapy education, the Educating Physical Therapists ebook turns its attention to the future. It presents a rethought picture of what the profession and professional education might be like in the future. These suggestions for expansion are accompanied by commentary from industry leaders from throughout the world, which offers a diverse spectrum of points of view.
Following an in-depth analysis of the current state of physical therapist education, the authors of Educating Physical Therapists set out to develop a resource that would influence the way educators and administrators in clinical and academic settings currently prepare physical therapists for the future.
Beginning with the Foreword…
“The contributors to this volume have a lot to teach us, and they have done a good job of teaching us. We have the option of agreeing with their ideas, or we can debate them. It is impossible to disregard their existence.” Dr. Lee S. Shulman, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and holder of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
“If you are an academic professional in physical therapy, manage a clinic, teach clinical education, or work for an institution that is striving to achieve clinical and organizational excellence in physical therapy or physical therapy educational programming, you absolutely must read this ebook. In order to meet the needs of both the present and the future of the physical therapy profession, the authors provide a comprehensive re-imagining of the educational system that is currently in place. In light of their considerable research and practical experience, the authors offer some suggestions for bringing about good changes within existing organizational, leadership, and educational structures in order to advance the goal of excellence as a shared enterprise. — Jennifer Hoffman, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist, Owner of Doody’s Book Review Service