ERIC Number: EJ882187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
A Partnership among a University, Foundation and Community Agencies for Training Gerontological Social Workers
Gutheil, Irene A.; Heyman, Janna C.
Educational Gerontology, v36 n1 p1-11 2010
Attention to preparing social workers for our aging society has increased with concern that there may be insufficient professionals to meet the need. Interest in training gerontologically-savvy social work students had led to the development of models to achieve this end. This article reports on a collaboration among a university's school of social work, a foundation, and community agencies, to provide special training for students interested in aging. The model presented here offers locally-focused and smaller founders in aging an educational strategy to achieve their goals. The evaluation of the model and the findings of this evaluation are reviewed.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Social Work, Partnerships in Education, Caseworker Approach, Educational Gerontology, Community Organizations, Models, Participant Satisfaction, Private Agencies, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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