ERIC Number: ED123003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Task Force Report.
Mackey, John E., Ed.
Assuming that the client is central to any service program, the American Indian Task Force examined a national sample of "grass roots" social service organizations and/or individuals and schools of social work to determine the capability of providing relevant social work education to American Indians. Accordingly, the highest priorities recommended for the Task Force's 1972 program year were: (1) recruitment of American Indian students for graduate and undergraduate schools of social work, (2) coordination of financial assistance programs for the benefit of the American Indian, (3) development and recruitment of American Indian faculty, (4) expansion of the graduate curriculum to include American Indian history, (5) pre- and inservice education, (6) field placements, and (7) closer relations between schools of social work and Indian people. Recommended secondary priorities were academic preparation at all levels (preparatory, remedial, and tutorial) and facilitation of social adjustment in higher academic institutions. Tertiary priorities were development of training programs for American Indian paraprofessionals and advocation relative to the American Indian's position in combatting contemporary social problems. Special priorities recommended were continuation and refinement of the Task Force's American Indian Institute and procurement of additional travel funds. (JC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Cooperation, American Indians, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Faculty, Field Experience Programs, Financial Support, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Objectives, Program Development, Recruitment, Social Work, Student Adjustment
Council on Social Work Education, 345 East 46th St., New York, New York 10017 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Social Work Education, New York, NY.