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ERIC Number: ED227083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Why? What? By Whom? A Rationale for a Baccalaureate Program in Human Services in a School of Education.
Quinn, Peter J.; Venezia, Jennie
St. John's University (New York) is developing a baccalaureate program which produces graduates who can successfully cope with demands in the expanding realm of human services. Because the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of the human services worker are congruent with the expertise of a typical education faculty, the training of human services workers should take place in schools of education. Further program development requires the identification of roles for the human services worker as well as functions which must be carried out to meet these needs. A human services worker should be competent in detecting individuals or groups who are in need of help and steering them toward existing beneficial services. Ability to evaluate priorities and mobilize helpful resources, and skill in solving problems and preventing stress are also essential. Further needed skills are in the areas of changing behavior patterns, consulting, cooperating with community forces, collecting and analyzing data, administration, and continuing care. To satisfy these objectives, human services workers need to function as outreach workers, brokers, advocates, evaluators, mobilizers, teachers, behavior changers, consultants, community planners, data managers, administrators, and care givers. The baccalaureate program is designed to train human services workers to function within each of these 12 roles, so that they have a wide repertoire of competencies in the human services field. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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