ERIC Number: ED216270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Human Services: The Challenge of the Introductory Course.
McKinney, W. Lynn; Brittingham, Barbara E.
This document focuses on the difficulties associated with offering college students an introductory course in human services. The need for an introductory course to provide a survey of the field, to offer students a chance for self-exploration, and to lay the groundwork for career choice and an understanding of the vast array of human services is reviewed along with the challenges facing the instructor of such a course. Ten challenges which are especially important in the beginning courses are enumerated and discussed in detail. The textbook review section outlines a content review of five recent texts designed for introductory human services courses. The experiences of instructors from the field are described and several suggestions are offered for professional organizations to help instructors meet the challenges of the introductory course. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Human Services: Directions and Challenges for the 1980's (Chicago, IL, October 1-3, 1981).