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ERIC Number: ED029314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 29
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Ethical and Legal Considerations of Release of Information Relating to Students.
Levenstein, Sidney
A conflict exists between the rights of students to privacy and the needs of college and/or others to obtain information about them. This conflict is prevalent in social work graduate schools, and centers around the following issues: (1) what information is obtained, (2) where it is obtained, (3) where and how it is kept, (4) whom requests what information to be given. "Admissions Information" i.e. students' background, mental and physical health, membership in organizations, finances, and "personal morality" seems irrelevant to the educational process in a school of social work. Release of any of this information to prospective employers often means maximum discretion on the part of social work educators and minimum protection for the student. Three recommendations are made: (1) procedures be established to limit obtaining and releasing information about students, (2) students should be involved in determining these procedures, and (3) a principle of selection should be used in obtaining and releasing information about beginning and graduated social work students. (LS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Cleveland, Ohio, January 21-24, 1969