ERIC Number: ED071651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Human Services Occupations in the Two-Year College: A Handbook.
Kiffer, Theodore E.; Burns, Martha A.
This handbook is intended as a guide for community college administrators in setting up human services programs. (Human services programs refer here to training programs for paraprofessionals involved in helping people.) Data were gathered from 176 two-year colleges regarding the human services curricula offered in 1970-71. In Part I, the survey is described, as well as the human services student and curriculum in general. In Part II, nine human services fields are presented: (1) child day care; (2) education--library and teacher aides; (3) fire prevention; (4) government services; (5) hotel, motel, and food services; (6) law enforcement; (7) health; (8) parks and recreation; and (9) social work. For each field, initiation of the program, costs, faculty, students, curriculum (including examples of specific college curricula), accreditation, employment opportunities, and suggestions are explored. A brief section about programs that closed is included. Four appendixes--a bibliography of social problems that relate to human services needs, a taxonomy of human services occupations, a mailing list (of participating two-year institutions), and a copy of the questionnaire for human services curricula and accompanying letter--are provided. A bibliography and a list of selected publications available from the Center for the Study of Higher Education are also included. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Child Care Occupations, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Day Care, Fire Protection, Food Service, Government Employees, Health Services, Human Services, Law Enforcement, Library Technicians, Paraprofessional Personnel, Recreation, Social Services, Surveys, Teacher Aides, Vocational Education, Welfare Services
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.