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Describing Undergraduate Placements

Several trends have developed in recent years changing the nature and delivery of solutions to social problems, and the mandate of universities in training students. New manpower needs have arisen and led to the training and use of personnel called paraprofessionals. Simultaneously, student demands for "relevance" caused educators to reexamine curricula, and the mission of higher education. Convergence of these trends forms the focus of this symposium which deals with training undergraduates in delivering service and applying didactic coursework in community settings.