ERIC Number: ED386119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Foundations for a Core Curriculum in Health/Social Services. Final Report.
Wolfson, Gloria; Lavelle, Phyllis
This report discusses the development of a core curriculum for caregiver and social service training programs at Fraser Valley College in British Columbia (Canada). It outlines the goals of the project, which included responsiveness to student and employer needs, quality and consistency of instructional programs, and maximum transferability between colleges and universities. The report then reviews the development of core curriculums at other institutions and in other disciplines, as well as in the health and social services field. It discusses the development of coring models and a list of 115 core competencies for students preparing to be child and youth caretakers, social service workers, community support workers, community care assistants, early childhood educators, and special education teacher assistants. A total of 66 educators at colleges and universities in British Columbia with at least one such program were surveyed concerning the list of core competencies. The survey identified a large number of competencies about which there was broad agreement for inclusion in a core curriculum. The report concludes by discussing the next steps in the development of the core curriculum. Two appendixes list the core competencies steering committee members, survey respondents, and the core competencies. (Contains 42 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fraser Valley Coll., Chilliwack (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada