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ERIC Number: ED024369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Pages: 57
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Social Services: A New Program for Disadvantaged Students.
Hunter, John O.
If the disadvantaged student is to have extended educational opportunities, programs of special relevance must be set up for him. His lack of skill is a cultural problem, not necessarily an intellectual one. Two programs leading to careers in social service, along with their attraction for students and the allocation of resources for their implementation, are discussed here. The first is "civil service," referring to middle-management positions in state and federal government, filled by competitive examinations. The Junior Federal Assistant program is designed especially to attract 2-year college graduates at GS-4 entry level. The second, "social welfare," would train the student to the subprofessional level as aide to the professional social welfare worker. Courses proposed as generally useful to civil and social service include American studies (20th century society, culture, politics, technology, and values), psychology of life adjustment, basic business mathematics and practices, elementary typewriting, civics, public speaking, conservation principles, interviewing techniques, social service theory and field work, and a limited number of electives. The author urges that a program to prepare students for these careers should be adopted as soon as possible. Appended are copies of correspondence with various agencies and officials concerning the feasibility and establishment of these programs. (HH)
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Identifiers: New York