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Education And Training In The Social, Behavioral, And Economic Sciences: A Plan Of Action

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About the Course:

This course is based on a National Science Foundation report designed to determine how best to improve education in the social and behavioral sciences. The purpose of this course is to review suggestions offered on specific ways to develop a strategic plan for education and training in the social and behavioral sciences, from early childhood through post-doctoral years. Included are plans designed to enhance existing NSF programs, provide new opportunities and initiatives, and immediate steps that can be taken to improve overall social and behavioral sciences education.


National Science Foundation

Publication Date:

May 2004

Course Material Author

Levine, Felice J., et al.


Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially educational and school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about improving education and training in the social and behavioral sciences throughout the educational lifespan. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify areas of emphasis designated by the NSF regarding the improvement of education in the social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences.

  2. Describe current context, best practices, and components of an action plan as they relate to improving education in the SBE sciences at all levels of learning.

  3. Assess the new opportunities and initiatives presented regarding the improvement of education in the SBE sciences.

  4. Become familiar with ways in which diversity can be fostered in education in the SBE sciences.

  5. Identify “cross-cutting” themes presented throughout the course regarding pathways to advancing SBE science education.

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American Psychological Association (APA)

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Our Provider Number: 192243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

Our Provider Number: 17-1460

CE Learning Systems dba has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.

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Article: Education And Training In The Social, Behavioral, And Economic Sciences: A Plan Of Action

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Course Retired
Course Number 101072
6 credit hours
  • Online Article
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.2 out of 5
173 members have taken this course