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ERIC Number: ED165823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Pages: 113
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Social Work Content in the Early Childhood Education Curriculum: Needs and Recommendations.
Taylor, Helen L. Sally
A survey of Washington State community college early childhood education (ECE) graduates was conducted to discover whether they performed and were adequately trained to perform a variety of social and human services tasks. These include outreach, broker, evaluator, teacher, behavior modifier, mobilizer (promoting neighborhood programs), consultant, community planner, data manager, administrator and enabler (providing services to those who require means of support). Questionnaires were mailed to 134 ECE students who graduated from one of the state's 12 accredited ECE training programs in 1976. Study findings reveal that in child care settings ECE graduates (paraprofessionals) provided a significant percentage (42.4%) of the social services under consideration. A majority of the employed graduates were satisfied with the general training they had received, but 30.2% were dissatisfied with their social and human services training. Increased training in these skills was recommended by 86% of the respondents. An extensive review is included of the literature related to the roles outlined above, and to social services in day care, in Head Start, and in public schools. An annotated bibliography and recommendations for improving ECE training programs are included, and appendices contain the survey instrument and a course outline for social workers in day care. (MB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Washington
Note: Master of Science Thesis, Central Washington University