ERIC Number: ED126205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Social Intervention in the Public School System. Final Report.
Gary, Lawrence E.; And Others
In order to gain insights into the nature of black social interventions in the public school system, relevant relationships between the characteristics of the social workers interviewed and significant elements of their practice were closely examined. 178 black social workers in 7 large urban school systems were interviewed. Responses to a detailed questionnaire were elicited through personal interviews. Respondents were questioned in two broad areas: their basic functional characteristics (e.g., work context, education, professional orientation) and their school social work practices (e.g., types of tasks performed, frequency). Among the major findings of this study, briefly stated, are: the vast majority of the respondents were female, had earned Master of Social Work degrees, and were highly experienced. Few of the respondents had undertaken field placements in school settings during their graduate studies, and most had to learn the expectations of their jobs on their own after being hired. Most respondents reported having a high degree of autonomy in their jobs, and two-thirds expressed a high level of satisfaction with their work. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Minority Group Mental Health Programs.
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Mental Health Research and Development Center.