Editorial  |   November 2015
Evolution of a Revolution in Occupational Therapy Education
Author Affiliations
  • Janice Posatery Burke, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Dean, Jefferson College of Health Professions, and Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University; Janice.Burke@jefferson.edu
  • Neil Harvison, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Chief Academic and Scientific Affairs Officer, American Occupational Therapy Association, Bethesda, MD.
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs
Editorial   |   November 2015
Evolution of a Revolution in Occupational Therapy Education
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2015, Vol. 69, 6912170010p1-6912170010p2. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.695S01
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2015, Vol. 69, 6912170010p1-6912170010p2. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.695S01
Abstract

This issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy reflects an increase in the quantity and quality of scholarly projects submitted for publication in this special issue. The positive response to the call for papers is evidence of the focused interest that faculty, both academic and clinical, and practitioners have brought to their work of educating and preparing the next generation of occupational therapists. This article discusses educational issues from academic, student, and fieldwork points of view, further validating the pervasive commitment that is being made to further understanding of how occupational therapists are educated. The articles cover topics including the critical issues of curriculum, value and timing of fieldwork and simulation experiences, and documentation of strategies to measure the effects of comparative educational experiences.