ERIC Number: ED263449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-9
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education for School Social Workers: A Learner-Friendly Model.
Koch, William H.; Sancier, Betty
This paper proposes an andragogical, adult education, or "learner-friendly" model as an appropriate basis for a program of continuing professional education, specifically for school social workers. It discusses the various factors that must be taken into account in the design, construction, and execution of such a program. The following factors that may be useful as screening devices for planning the program are outlined: status of individual learning needs, factors relating to self-directed learning, factors relating to job situation, and factors relating to individual career paths. Other considerations are also addressed, including appropriate content and appropriate learning sources, methods, and formats for a program of continuing professional education for school social workers. Finally, the paper suggests a process involving representatives of the professional association, the employing and regulatory agencies, and university-affiliated educational consultants as a means of leading to the design of a workable program of continuing professional education. A chart lists the tasks to be accomplished by the learners and the roles to be played by participants in the design and implementation of the program (teachers and environment). A short bibliography concludes the report. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (Milwaukee, WI, November 9, 1985).