ERIC Number: ED029315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Education For Social Work In Rural Settings.
Ginsberg, Leon H.
Social problems should be attacked as a totality. Yet, many of the problems of rural areas result from current concern for urban difficulties to the exclusion of an equal concern for nonurban situations. Social workers who are involved in rural areas and their problems should have the following skills: (1) sensitivity to minority and ethnic groups, (2) well-developed skill in community organization, (3) knowledge of solutions to social problems, (4) skill in implementing solutions, and (5) a capacity for productive short term relations in both client-centered and community centered roles. Educating such practitioners would require: (1) a heavy concentration of community organization methodology, (2) initial integrated practice sequences in lieu of early concentration in a specific practice, (3) social policies and services related specifically to rural environments, and (4) field placements in a rural agency or situation, with opportunities for autonomous practice and short term contacts. (LS)
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Authoring Institution: Council on Social Work Education, New York, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Cleveland, Ohio, January, 1969