ERIC Number: EJ551083
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Social Work Is an Anachronism: The Perspective of Twenty Years of Experience and Debate.
Mermelstein, Joanne; Sundet, Paul A.
Human Services in the Rural Environment, v18 n4 v19 n1 p5-12 Spr-Sum 1995
Draws on evidence concerning rural population, families, schools, churches, and communities to conclude that the conceptualization of rural as "different from urban" has no contemporary empirical support and that differences among rural areas are greater than rural-urban differences. Offers suggestions for refocusing social work practice on the needs of rural communities, particularly community development. Contains 107 references. (LP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Note: Presented at the National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas (20th, Knoxville, TN, July 1995).