ERIC Number: ED141229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Need for Manpower Specialists: A New Role for Social Workers. A Report of the National Workshop on Manpower Curriculum Development in Social Work (New York, New York, April 11-13, 1973).
Jorrin, Valerie, Ed.
This conference report is one of three volumes issued by the Laboratory for Community Programming at the conclusion of its three-year, experimental program. The Laboratory was created to study and initiate programs correlating the field of social work with that of manpower needs. Papers presented explore the major questions concerning processes in social work and manpower, collaboration and competition, and curriculum content. They are arranged in four sections. Section one focuses on the need for the mutual development of social work and manpower programs, as well as the problems, challenges, and trends anticipated by this collaboration. Section two, notes and comments, addresses several questions. Briefly considered are such questions as why social workers should be involved in manpower, what kind of preparation is necessary, what jobs are to be done, and what is the role of social work education. The third section is devoted to curriculum development in the social work/manpower field. This section contains outlines for an interdisciplinary seminar, a master's degree program, a doctor's degree program, and the manpower components in a social work curriculum. The reports in section four consider the future by discussing challenges that must be met while urging caution in the development of new programs. Implications for the National Association for Social Workers are also discussed. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. School of Social Work.
Note: For a related document, see SO 010 092