ERIC Number: ED119750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Community and Social Service Education in the Community College: Issues and Characteristics.
Brawley, Edward Allan; Schindler, Ruben
A growing number of associate degree programs prepare students for community and social service technician roles. This monograph contains information about community and social service students, faculty, and programs. The first section reports on a workshop attended by educators and administrators representative of a broad range of such programs. It includes an extensive discussion of the issues involved, and an exploration of means of dealing with the problems of program implementation. Specific issues discussed include: the role of the Council on Social Work Education; curriculum; students; articulation with four-year colleges; and job development. The second section presents the findings of a national survey of associate degree programs in the community and social services. The total sample was 144 colleges. It was found that almost 8,000 students are currently majoring in community and social service programs. Of these, 75 percent are female, and 65.8 percent are white. Eighty-seven percent of the schools reported that they offered the programs in order to prepare students for employment, and 85 percent of the programs have a required field experience. Thirty percent of the coordinators of such programs have degrees in social work. Survey results are tabulated and appended. (Author/NHM)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Field Experience Programs, Paraprofessional Personnel, Program Development, Public Service Occupations, Service Occupations, Social Services, Social Work, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Council on Social Work Education, 345 East 46 Street, New York, New York 10017 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Social Work Education, New York, NY.