School Social Work: The Role of the School Social Worker as Perceived by the Teachers in the Newark School System, 1962-1963
A major difficulty of the school setting is that the social worker has not only to perform his function in that set- ting but has in addition to concern himself with interpreting his role to the host profession. of all host settings. This is true However, there are ways in which the school differs from other host settings. One way is in degree of autonomy as compared to that in other set- tings. In the medical setting, for instance, the doctor is completely autonomous. The social worker may make suggestions but the doctor accepts or rejects them at will. In the schools the social worker has a greater degree of influence. The teacher is not so free as the doctor to disregard the social worker's advice.
Education Policy|Social work
Sheehan, Elizabeth Anne, "School Social Work: The Role of the School Social Worker as Perceived by the Teachers in the Newark School System, 1962-1963" (1963). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30613227.