ERIC Number: ED216592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Achieving Equity for Women in Social Work Education: A Conceptual Frame of Reference and Guidelines for Organizing Equity Efforts.
An overview of activities of the Project on Achieving Equity for Women in Social Work Education between July 1979 and June 1981 is presented. The main objective was to seek information about alternative strategies to achieve educational equity, and to construct a frame of reference that could be used universally to organize efforts to improve the quality of educational programs as they relate to female administrators, faculty, and students, and to curriculum content that addresses distinctive needs of women. After briefly providing a historical perspective, a summary is presented of 226 responses to the first part of a questionnaire seeking information from social work programs about curriculum content on women in required and elective courses, and about extracurricular activities that pertain to women's concerns. A summary is also presented of 131 anonymous responses to the second part of the questionnaire, which sought information about barriers to achieving equity for women. Barriers that were reported include barriers in curriculum planning and teaching, and noncurriculum barriers that relate to the profession, to the institution, to administrators and faculty, and to students. The development of five specific plans to achieve educational equity are institutional factors, consultant's relationship to program, organization of work group, focus of change efforts, selection of strategies for change, projected outcomes, monitoring and evaluation, and institutionalizing the gains. Limitations and problems encountered at program sites, and guidelines for achieving equity are examined. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Planning, College Programs, College Students, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Extracurricular Activities, Females, Higher Education, Models, Professional Education, Social Work, Student Needs
Council on Social Work Education, 111 Eighth Ave., Suite 501, New York, NY 10011 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on Social Work Education, New York, NY.