Document Type

Book Section

Publication Title

Supervision as collaboration in the human services: building a learning culture

Publication Date

2004

Date Added

2022-09-01

Abstract

Human service organizations are increasingly clear that their success in large measure depends on the extent to which they are in tune with and appropriately respond to the internal and external environments of which they are a part. Sowers and Ellis (2001) indicate that diversity of local populations is one of the major issues that will affect the internal operations and external relations of human service organizations. The widening racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse population in the United States presents unique challenges to human service practitioners, agencies, and organizations as well as professional educators in the human services.The U.S. Census Bureau (Bureau of the Census, 1995) projects that by the year 2050, the white, non-Latino population will shrink from its current 72% to approximately 50% of the total population. The Latino population is expected to double, from 11.3% to 22.5%, during this period, exceeding the percentage of African Americans, who currently make up 12.3% of the U.S. population.

ISBN

978-0-7619-2627-6 978-0-7619-2628-3

Disciplines

Social Work

Publisher

Sage

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Social Work Commons

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