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ERIC Number: ED014755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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NEW AREAS OF SOCIAL WORK FOR THE SUB-PROFESSIONAL.
THURSZ, DANIEL
THE NEED FOR, AND TRAINING REQUIRED OF, SUB-PROFESSIONALS IN SOCIAL WORK IS EXPLORED. THERE ARE NOT AS MANY PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORKERS AS ARE NEEDED. OVERTRAINING FOR CERTAIN TASKS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL EDUCATION WOULD RESULT IF ALL PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME VOLUNTEERS WERE REPLACED BY PROFESSIONALS. AT PRESENT, THE NEED FOR MANPOWER IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES IS BEING MET, IN PART, BY SOME FORM OF UNDERGRADUATE SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION. SOME OF THESE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS, IN PARTICULAR, THOSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, PURDUE, AND THOSE SPONSORED BY THE CRUSADE FOR POVERTY, AND THE ELEANOR ROOSEVELT FOUNDATION ARE DISCUSSED. ALTHOUGH UNIVERSITY BASED PROGRAMS ARE DESIRABLE, A COMPLETE OVERHAUL OF SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION WOULD BE REQUIRED. STANDARDS WOULD NOT BE LOWERED, BUT DIFFERENTIATION AND CLARITY OF OBJECTIVES WOULD RESULT. THERE ARE MANY SERVICES WHICH NEED NOT BE RENDERED BY PEOPLE POSSESSING GRADUATE SOCIAL WORK DEGREES. THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THE VISTA PROGRAM ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. A NEED TO TRAIN GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR SUPERVISION AND TO TRAIN SUB-PROFESSIONALS HAS DEVELOPED. IMPRESSIVE DATA HAS BEEN OBTAINED ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES OF VISTA VOLUNTEERS. THIS NEW SUB-PROFESSIONAL'S CONTRIBUTION MUST BE RECOGNIZED AND UTILIZED. THIS PAPER WAS DELIVERED AT THE COUNCIL OF SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION ANNUAL MEETING (15TH), SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, JANUARY 24-27, 1967. (SK)
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Identifiers: VOLUNTEERS IN SERVICE TO AMERICA