ERIC Number: ED099445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives from the Puerto Rican Faculty Training Project.
The intent of this report on the Puerto Rican Faculty Development Project is to describe a dynamic, meaningful experience. A group of 25 Puerto Rican social work professionals met under the guidance of leading social work faculty with the objective of preparing themselves for full participation as social work faculty. Although the population of Puerto Ricans on the continent in 1970 was estimated at close to two million, there were almost no Puerto Rican social work educators on the faculties of continental colleges and universities. The Council on Social Work Education obtained funds for a beginning project to increase Puerto Rican representation in schools of social work. A great deal of material, collected in a number of ways, was presented during the three workshops comprising the project's program. A short questionnaire was prepared and completed by the participants. Informal interviews were also conducted. From these sources, the essence of the workshops was distilled. Four themes have been delineated and each consitutes a chapter of this report: (1) Culture and Ethnic Identity; (2) Schools of Social Work and Minority Group Faculty; (3) Curriculum Development and Puerto Rican Content; and, (4) Teaching Techniques and Course Development. A final chapter covers the evaluation of the project and makes recommendations which hopefully will be useful in planning subsequent projects. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Educational Programs, Professional Education, Professional Training, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Social Work, Social Workers, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Educators, Teachers, Teaching Methods
Council on Social Work Education, 345 East 46 Street, New York, New York 10017 ($3.00, paper)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Social Work Education, New York, NY.