ERIC Number: ED209971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Graduates of the University of Tennessee School of Social Work.
Hairston, Creasie Finney, Ed.
Findings are reported of a survey of the University of Tennessee School of Social Work (UTSSW) alumni conducted during 1978, which sought to identify ways to improve the school's graduate program, to strengthen its ability to serve its graduates, and to develop further knowledge in the area of social work manpower. The first paper, "A Descriptive Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee School of Social Work," by Creasie Finney Hairston, is the general survey report and makes up the bulk of the document. The respondents, their work settings, and their views about educational preparation and work experiences are described. Responses of persons trained in the school's treatment specialization are compared with the responses of those trained in the administration and planning specialization. Implications for curriculum development are noted. In the second article, "Profile of 20 UTSSW Black Alumni," by Art Knighton, the respondents are examined to raise issues and identify areas for future research, including why there was such a low survey response among blacks and why there were no black alumni respondents working in social welfare administration and planning areas. "Employment Patterns and Salaries of Female Graduates of the University of Tennessee School of Social Work," by Claire F. Lowry, compares male and female employment patterns, administrative responsibilities and salaries. No clear indications of the changing status of women in social work were found. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. School of Social Work.