ERIC Number: ED232999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-2
A Paradigm for Human Services Education in a Global Society.
Bright, Larry K.; Das, Ajit K.
With an increase in the need for education for individuals to function effectively in an information society, the pressure for human services providers to accept additional responsibilities to educate more of their clients has been recognized. However, professionals in education, allied health, mental health, and social work have not conceived their task to be that of providing both formal and informal education services. A much broader view of education beyond schooling and social services is needed. A new paradigm of education delivery and personnel preparation needs to be developed. The effort requires collaboration among human services professionals. For this effort, integration of the highly specialized human services professions is advocated, with emphasis on a core professional personnel preparation curriculum and a professional university organizational union of these professions. University programs of professional preparation in these fields must lead the way for change. Cooperation in the development of a human services education core curriculum and university reorganization of academic structures must be initiated by educators with systems perspectives on the spectrum of societal educational services delivery. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (30th, Washington, DC, July 11-15, 1983).