ERIC Number: ED316121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Management Training Program for Social Workers Specializing in Aging.
Black, Janet; Rountree, Ruthann L.
The objectives of the project have been to recruit minority students to the field of aging, upgrade skills of social service workers already employed in aging agencies, prepare minority students for leadership roles in agencies serving older adults, develop curriculum training materials on agency administration and management, provide integrated field work and classroom instruction, and develop a pool of social workers with special skills in aging administration and management. The program provides a minimum of eight master's-level social work students with stipends and tuition awards and an educationally focused field work placement in an agency specializing in services to older adults. It also funds the development of curriculum and training materials by faculty and provides consultation and support to field agencies, students, and non-grant faculty through specialized training sessions. Collaborative activities with a variety of community-based social service agencies serving all segments of the older adult population are featured in the program design. (MSE)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Curriculum Development, Educational Gerontology, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Management Development, Masters Programs, Minority Groups, Models, Professional Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, School Community Relationship, Social Work, Specialization, State Universities, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. Dept. of Social Work.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.