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A model for increasing minority participation at managerial level in the field of aging

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Author: Asamoah, Y., Haffey, M., Hodges, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1992


Described is a collaborative effort among a public university, public & voluntary agencies, & a gerontological center in New York City to address the serious shortage of minority administrators in the field of aging. The program is designed to: enhance professional recruitment & retention of minorities in aging; provide career mobility for minorities through professional social work education with specialized content in aging, management & minority issues; & strengthen services to the aged. Major componenets of the program are outlined, including: selection & training; leadership/management seminars; a mentoring system; & continuity between training & employment. The program results in a replicable model for training & retaining minority managers, improved services for the elderly & a new cadre of minority professional leaders in the field of aging.

Further Details

Pages: 73-84
Volume: 18
Issue: 3-4
Accession Number: 5.3.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: North Americaolderprofessional recruitmentService delivery
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