Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


The data set utilized for this exploratory research was the result of a survey sent by the Commission on Minority Group Concerns to minority members of the Council on Social Work Education. Members who identified minority status on their Council on Social work membership form were mailed a survey in January of 1994.

The intent of this qualitative inquiry was to offer the respondents the opportunity to express their concerns regarding minority issues in social work education and provide suggestions to improve services to the Council on Social Work Education. In response to the surveys, the commission will be able to address minority issues and share the faculty views with the Council on Social Work Education.

The findings will benefit the profession of social work by providing a focus on areas that have a need for further study. Social workers, as a result, will be better able to meet the needs of minority populations.