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Alternative Routes to Professional Status: Social Work and the New Careers Program under the Office of Economic Opportunity.

Armour, Marilyn Peterson.

At different times, social work has been caught between its commitment to the poor and disadvantaged and its professional aspirations. This article examines social work's response to New Careers, a program started under the Office of Economic Opportunity to advance employment for indigenous nonprofessionals in social work, teaching, and nursing. The implementation of New Careers at the University of Minnesota is used as a case study to examine how this program (which was housed at CURA during part of its existence) raised jurisdictional tensions between social work and the government and exposed struggles within the profession related to its identity and credibility and to issues of class.

Social Service Review 76 (2)
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Chicago: The University of Chicago.
76 (2): 229-255.
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