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continuing education

formal educational programs designed to promote knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes. The programs are usually short-term and specific. A certificate may be awarded for completion of a course, and a number of continuing education units or contact hours may be conferred. Continuing education is required for relicensure in many states. It is not to be confused with academic degree-granting programs, such as advanced education or graduate education. See also contact hour.

con·tin·u·ing ed·u·ca·tion

(kŏn-tinyū-ing edyū-kāshŭn)
Systematic professional learning experiences designed to augment knowledge and skills of health care professionals; education completed after the initial educational program; required for relicensure in some fields.

con·tin·u·ing ed·u·ca·tion

(kŏn-tinyū-ing edyū-kāshŭn)
Systematic professional learning experiences designed to augment knowledge and skills of health care professionals.

continuing education,

n postgraduate study offered either in an institution of higher learning by groups with an organized dental program or by individuals who are especially qualified in certain areas. Required by most state licensing boards for license renewal for dental professionals. Credit accumulates for special qualifications to join special interest groups.

continuing education

educational courses relating to veterinary science, provided by an institution or recognized organization which supplements, brings up to date and refreshes the information that the graduate veterinarian already has. In some countries and professions a specified amount of such education is required to be completed each year by each veterinarian who wishes to continue his/her registration.
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Department of EduCation, through the vehicles of AMERICA 2000, the Perkins Act, and the Adult Education Act, encourages all of us to participate in the restructuring of American education.
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National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week was established by a bipartisan congressional resolution that acknowledges the importance of adult education and family literacy, and the need to support programs serving these individuals.
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We've reached a turning point where broad adult education, seen as an essential element of civilised life, and attracting comprehensive financial support by governments since at least 1924, may be literally erased from serious public funding.
They are available at local colleges and adult education centres, or by calling the free learning advice line Learndirect on 0800 100 900.
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Panel members consisted of national representatives from the fields of adult education, measurement and statistics, psychology, English language, adult education program administrators, education leadership, private sector trainers and evaluators, and representatives of the population of interest.
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WASHINGTON -- On October 6th, 2009, the House of Representatives declared October 18-23 Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, encouraging people across the United States to support programs to assist those in need of adult education and family literacy programs.
In March, the Association of Colleges said adult education "will not exist by 2020" if cuts continue as 190,000 adult education places are set to go next year with funding cut by 24%.

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