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ERIC Number: ED049732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Pages: 87
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New Careers in Human Service: A Challenge to the Two-Year College. A Preliminary Report.
Burns, Martha A.
This preliminary report, conducted over a 1-year period, involves the identification and study of educational programs that are preparing paraprofessional personnel for human service occupations. The objectives are to describe the present status of human service occupational education, to anticipate the direction human service education will take in relation to emerging human needs, and to propose curricular patterns to meet these evolving priorities. One hundred ninety-four colleges in 36 states and Canada have a total of 1006 human service programs in the following 12 general fields: child day-care center and homemaking services; communication and transportation; education; environmental services; fire prevention and safety; government service; hotel, motel, and food service; institutional services; law enforcement and corrections; medicine; recreation and parks; and social work. Human service curricula within the colleges surveyed reflected four curricular emphasis patterns: laboratory-practicum; general education; general-specialized; and specialized education. (Author/CA)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.