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A Conceptual Base for 'Second-Generation' Programs in Gerontoiogical Social Work
Journal of Education for Social Work
Vol. 11, No. 3 (FALL 1975), pp. 84-88
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41350440
Page Count: 5
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As market demands for manpower supplies in gerontology increase, social work ought to review both its conceptual perspective and commitments to aging as a practice field. This paper analyzes some of the determinants of social workers' ambivalence as well as the defensive, crisis-oriented, and institutional-medical orientations toward gerontology in early social work education programs. It proposes a new framework for "second generation" curriculae that would be particularly sensitive to intergenerational transactions and quality of life factors. It would be community-based and also focus attention on the middle years.
Journal of Education for Social Work © 1975 Taylor & Francis, Ltd.