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The Educational Committee is composed of six members from five states. Members represent reflexology in New Mexico, Illinois, California, Washington, and Florida. (See list of members, page 28.) All members have participated in a task, commented on task analysis, and had an opportunity to comment on this Report.

Work commenced to create an educational model to cover issues identified in the Educational Standards Committee 1994 Report of May 14, 1994. Those are:

1. General expectations for reflexologists in terms of knowledge professionalism, ability to practice etc.

2. Educational areas, such as, content / subject, techniques for practice, clinical practice.

3. Teacher education.

4. Professional development and upgrading for both teachers and reflexologists.

5. National certification.

6. Prior learning assessment.

7. Placement of reflexology schools in an accrediting system.

8. Regulation of schools.


Methods used to gather information:

1. A letter was sent to 50 state vocational education departments to ask about requirements for teachers and schools.

2. A survey was sent to organizations representing:

a. other professions

b. bodywork

c. national reflexology associations (two national associations were asked for detailed information)

3. A text, Developing Vocational Instruction, was utilized to assess tasks involved in the practice of reflexology as defined by the Board.

4. Massage laws from 19 states, one state reflexology law, and massage law summaries were surveyed.*

5. Contributions from members were surveyed.


The tasks provided models to examine in considering educational issues. From this information, recommendations were created. What follows is a brief discussion of those recommendations followed by the assessment of information which led to them.


RAA Reports - 14 MAY 1998

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