ERIC Number: ED021282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Tasks in School Social Work as a Basis for Improved Use of Staff. Final Report.
Costin, Lela B.
The two basic questions investigated in this study were: (1) the function of school social work and its relative importance as defined by social workers, and (2) whether this definition provides a basis for experimentation in assigning responsibilities to social work staff with different levels of training. A comprehensive list of the school social worker's tasks was assembled, and each task was written in behavioral terms to describe an activity. A rating scale was devised for the tasks and given to 254 school social workers. A factor analysis revealed a meaningful structure among school social work tasks. These nine factors emerged: (1) leadership and policy making; (2) casework services to parents and child; (3) clinical treatment for children; (4) educational counseling to parents and child; (5) liaison between family and community agencies; (6) interpreting the child to the teacher; (7) personal service to the teacher; (8) interpreting school social work services; and (9) case load management. (ph)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Jane Addams School of Social Work.