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ERIC Number: ED146118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
Lifelong Learning: An Approach to Continuing Education for Social Work.
Doelker, Richard E., Jr.
The author presents a model of continuing education for social work, with the concept of lifelong learning as its philosophic base. Three components of the model represent three areas on which continuing education programs must focus. These are in-service training, or upgrading of professional knowledge; fulfillment of licensing requirements; and preparation for professional degrees. Preparation for professional degrees is a component of continuing education provided by many schools of social work. Its advantage is the provision of career advancement. However, it may not provide for specific problem-solving approaches sought by students or professionals. Upgrading of professional knowledge provides for a blending of academia and practice which is relevant for practitioners and also appropriate for level advancement. Social work has only recently begun to require continuing education as a licensing requirement. In this area, curriculum must be relevant to the needs and levels of each learner. The importance of the lifelong learning concept lies in the need to make continuing education for social work relevant not only to active professionals but also to young students and retired social workers. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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