Schools of social work contribution to community partnerships: The renewal of the social compact in higher education

Paula Allen-Meares

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Abstract

Embracing the concept that the social compact between university and community can provide a cornerstone for true social change. This article details how partnering with outside organizations in collaborative relationships can help fulfill higher education's obligation to educate for the good of a democratic and learned populace. Often the social conscience of a university, schools of social work can serve as leaders in the development or facilitation of university and community partnerships to address or intervene in areas of social need. One research institution of higher education provides successful examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-100
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Community partnerships
  • Higher education
  • Social impact
  • University

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Anthropology

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