ERIC Number: ED175739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Appreciation of Ethnic Pluralism in Education for Social Work.
Kolm, Richard; And Others
This collection of essays was prepared to promote an appreciation of ethnic pluralism as part of the curriculum for professional social work. It is presented in seven chapters. Chapter I reviews the past and present status of the sociocultural factors in American social work and social work education, presents a theoretical framework of ethnicity, and gives a rationale for introducing ethnicity into social work education. Chapters II through VI offer teaching modules which emphasize the importance of ethnic awareness in the following curricular areas: human behavior and the social environment, social work practice, community organization, social welfare policy and research, and social work research. Chapter VII examines the concept of identity as the basis for understanding ethnicity and offers models for potential guidelines in integrating ethnicity into the curriculum. Content of the seven chapters applies to all subgroups in society having unique ethnic characteristics, but most of the examples refer to groups from Eastern and Southern Europe. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Status, Ethnicity, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Professional Education, Relationship, Social Services, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Guides, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. National Catholic School of Social Work.