ERIC Number: ED116099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Final Program Report from Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois, Urbana: The School-Community Pupil-Training Program, 1971-1974.
Midwest Center/Consortium for Planned Change in Pupil Personnel Programs for Urban Schools, Bloomington, IN.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Jane Addams School of Social Work.
The primary goal of the School-Community-Pupil (SCP) Project at the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Urbana was to train a new kind of professional school social worker who would work to improve the way school systems respond to children, particularly minority children. The SCP Project was based on the hope that with training and directed practice, the interns could be of help to the school districts in which they worked at the same time that they were learning about school social work. To this end, evaluative information kept project faculty informed of program strengths and weaknesses and encouraged revision of course content and internship plans as needed. The academic courses emphasized planned change in institutions. Instructors prepared students to identify school situations which were, or might become, problem situations for children, such as desegregation, ability grouping, and antisocial behavior. Working with the school administrators, field supervisors, and social workers, the student interns applied problem-solving techniques learned in class to actual school situations. With administrative sanction, then, student interns were encouraged to contact teachers, pupils, psychologists, and parents in their efforts to alleviate problem areas. Over an experimental period of three years, the SCP model was practiced by 52 interns in school systems in Illinois. The results of the program evaluation indicate that the SCP approach to school social work should be continued. (Author/NG)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Minority Groups, Pupil Personnel Services, School Social Workers, Secondary Education, Training, Urban Education
Dr. Lela B. Costin, Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Midwest Center/Consortium for Planned Change in Pupil Personnel Programs for Urban Schools, Bloomington, IN.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Jane Addams School of Social Work.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Professions Development Act