ERIC Number: ED032869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Special Project: Recruitment and Training of Social Welfare Assistants. Final Report. Title I.
Eslinger, Troy R.
In 1966, with a special grant, Lees Junior College established a Chair of Appalachian Sociology. The greater involvement thus allowed showed the need for sub-professional help, especially in welfare and day-care centers. This project set out to (1) recruit those who, with two years of training, could fill such jobs; (2) arrange articulation with senior colleges to allow credit for any who pursue a professional career; (3) coordinate its program with local agencies most likely to hire its graduates. The courses could be terminal or transfer, emphasizing basic sociology and social welfare, and including liberal arts, field work with agencies, and special service community projects. Recruitment was directed to current and prospective students and to aults in the area. In the two years of the program, 347 students enrolled; 22 went on for a B.A. Coordination with outside agencies was achieved once a salary scale and job category were set for these workers with less than a degree but more than high school. Widening its scope in the second year, the project added three consultant/instructors. Though certain state agency habits at first slowed the project, it later spurred a few agency changes. It revealed the college's role in community welfare, student reluctance to remain subprofessional, and the need for both undergraduate and graduate work-study programs in the agencies. Even those without a B.A. would benefit the community with their knowledge of society's needs. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Lees Junior Coll., Jackson, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky