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ERIC Number: ED161563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Social Work Practice with American Indians. A Schema for the Identification and Inclusion of American Indian Content Into the Social Work Curriculum.
Brown, Eddie F.; Gilbert, Betty Beetso
Through the Arizona Chapter of the Association of American Indian Social Workers, a panel of key social workers was selected to act as the American Indian Curriculum Task Force. The Task Force developed an appropriate schema whereby American Indian content areas relevant to social work could be identified, presented, and clarified. The four major American Indian content categories identified were: knowledge and skills in organization, planning and administration; knowledge of diverse tribal cultures and culturally relevant intervention skills; overall and specific knowledge of American Indian social policies, problems, and issues; and an awareness of self and social work practice in Indian communities. Among recommendations were that schools of social work within major Indian regions adopt a schema for inclusion of American Indian content into social work curriculum; that an Indian perspective include an American Indian Advisory Curriculum Committee; and that administrators of schools of social work make available to their faculty members resources according to the needs identified by the Curriculum Task Force. A 15 page selected bibliography on American Indians and social welfare is appended; areas covered include cultural influences, the family and children, aging, alcoholism, urban Indians, and education. (RTS)
Descriptors: Accountability, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Bibliographies, College Faculty, Cultural Context, Cultural Interrelationships, Curriculum, Degree Requirements, Graduate Study, Health, Higher Education, Mental Health, Professional Training, Social Attitudes, Social Relations, Social Responsibility, Social Work, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; Navajo Area School Board Association, Window Rock, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.