ERIC Number: ED040368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Survey of St. Louis Area Social Workers on Their Continuing Education Interests.
Stein, Leonard S.
In a survey of continuing professional education interests, a questionnaire was mailed to members of the National Association of Social Workers in Greater St. Louis and personal interviews were held with a dozen agency directors and social service department heads. The survey revealed great interest in a continuing education program, and some problems likely to be encountered. Two general kinds of expressed needs emerged: greater depth in basic professional skills, including training in skills not stressed in past professional curriculums; and desire for information on newly developing problem areas. Two subject areas (group process and management, administration and supervision) predominated. Other areas stressed were advanced practice in social casework, social work practice with the disadvantaged, community organization and development, and special problems of adolescents. Classes, followed by conferences, attracted the most interest. Generally, professionals, supervisors, and executives urged classes for systematic coverage of major topics, and brief conferences for topics of current interest. There was also a demand for training of bachelor's level graduates performing social welfare tasks. No clear-cut views emerged on administrative details. (A questionnaire and four tables are included.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Univ., MO. Metropolitan Coll.
Identifiers: Missouri (Saint Louis)