ERIC Number: ED079210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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A Core of Competence for Baccalaureate Social Welfare and Curricular Implications.
McPheeters, Harold L.; Ryan, Robert M.
In a project designed to improve the recruitment, training and utilization of undergraduate social welfare workers in fourteen of the Southern states an attempt was made to arrive at a better understanding of just what the baccalaureate level social worker was to be. The definition was needed both for setting college curriculum objectives and for writing appropriate job descriptions and patterns of utilization in social welfare agencies. This publication is an attempt to define a more specific core of competence that is needed beyond the broad roles and functions of the social worker. Included are guidelines concerning conceptual issues, knowledge, skills, values and attitudes. Additional chapters describe curricular implications of this core of competence. Some of the issues involved in implementing an undergraduate social welfare program that has a generalist orientation and a goal of producing professional practitioners are explored. (SHM)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Guidelines, Higher Education, Labor Utilization, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Training, Program Development, Relevance (Education), Skill Development, Social Attitudes, Social Work, Training Objectives, Values
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.