692.1 Training the next generation of social change agents

Saturday, August 4, 2012: 10:45 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Melodye LEHNERER , Human Behavior, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Practicing applied, clinical, and more recently public sociologists have most often become involved in social change activities because of a learning environment that combined a change oriented classroom experience with a positive field experience. How does a sociology program create such a learning environment? In this presentation, I will cover three models used by practice programs in sociology accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology to train change oriented students. Although accreditation is not essential for training the next generation of social change agents, it is one means by which like minded sociologists can pursue their common educational interests.