New Developments in Social Work Education and Their Impact on Jewish Communal Service and Community Center Work

By Arnulf M. Pins, Leon H. Ginsberg

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1971

Social workers in the early 1970s no longer primarily hold Masters degrees in social work; many social work agencies also employ, by need or design, graduates of undergraduate programs in social work. Therefore, changes to these multiplying undergraduate programs significantly affect the professional field of social work. As black and Hispanic students increasingly gain field experience in the inner cities, more Jewish students are likely to work in Jewish settings. At the same time, though, fewer opportunities for field work result in less experienced workers across the board. The authors examine these and other changes to social work education, noting in particular that Jewish agencies should take an interest in local developments in order to make best use of the education of their future employees.

Topic: Social Work, Training, Higher Education

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 48/No. 1

Page Number(s): 60-71

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Pins, Arnulf M. Ginsberg, Leon H. New Developments in Social Work Education and Their Impact on Jewish Communal Service and Community Center Work. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1971: 60-71. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4473


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