ERIC Number: ED029126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Closing the Gap...in Social Work Manpower. Report of the Departmental Task Force on Social Work Education and Manpower.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
The Task Force on Social Work Education and Manpower found that theory, practice, and administration within the social work field and public sanctions converge to identify the social worker as a person who, through knowledge, skill, and professional commitment, is equipped to assist individuals and groups enhance their social functioning or cope with problems of social adaptation. Despite this, the division of labor and the demands are not uniformly identified for social workers of differing educational preparation. The size of the social work manpower problem has been caused by the rapid population increase, increased urbanization and industrialization social problems, expansion of the demand and utilization of social services, and greater expectations of individuals for personal and social fulfillment. The need for social workers for Department of Health, Education, and Welfare programs is projected to be 100,000 persons by 1970. Many schools of social work are already full and new facilities are necessary to increase the supply of graduates. Administrative policy on licensure, manpower data collection, financial and career opportunities, job titles and qualifications, and educational programs need to be developed and implemented. (EM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Employment Opportunities, Employment Problems, Employment Projections, Federal Programs, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, Occupational Surveys, Professional Recognition, Recruitment, Research Needs, Social Problems, Social Workers, Welfare Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS 1.2:M 31, $.55).
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.