ERIC Number: ED077817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Challenge to Social Work Education: Inclusion of Content on Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the Curriculum. Social Work Education for Economically Disadvantaged Groups in Texas. Occasional Paper.
Robertson, Mary Ella
This article is one of a series presented at workshops focusing on the development of social work curriculum relevant to the minority community and minority group experiences. Briefly commenting upon the nature of the changing times, the author notes the two major social problems of racism and poverty, emphasizing the importance of the need for social work education to understand the parameters of ethnic differences. Further, curriculum needs to be reassessed to embody these differences. In addition to four stated major objectives of social work education curriculum there are six functions of content and learnings vis-a-vis ethnicity and racism. Social work education curriculum needs to incorporate into the curriculum content which: 1) provides accurate information about the historical developments and social contributions of racial minorities; 2) prepares the student for useful service in minority communities; 3) assists students in overcoming racists attitudes by imparting new knowledge and new values; 4) affords an objective analysis and understanding of the issues in order to help achieve cooperation between the races; 5) helps minority students develop a sense of pride, awareness, and confidence which is psychologically uplifting; and 6) serves as a means of developing new ideological orientations, to develop new theories and strategies for changing societies. A related document is SO 005 800. (SJM)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Consortium of Texas Schools of Social Work, Austin.
Note: Paper prepared for presentation at "The Relevancy of Black and Chicano Content: Rationale, Rhyme, and Reason" Workshop, Houston, Texas, April 13-14, 1972