Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research






Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


In asking collegiate aviation educators for a term or a phrase that adequately describes their academic field, it does not take much time to discover that widespread agreement is notably absent. If we as aviation educators are unable to collectively identify ourselves and the niche we inhabit in the realm of the entire academic community, then how much more difficult will it be for the remainder of the academic community and the general public to identify us as well? There are three possible solutions for aviation educators to consider in confronting the identity problem. Educators can: (1) conclude that identity is really not a problem, (2) identify a term/phrase by consensus to describe the aviation field, or (3) create a new word.



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