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Demographics and Reality: The "Disconnect" in Social Work Education

What follows in this paper is an attempt to make use of the data gathered by the CSWE/SAGE-SW project in assessing the contemporary need for social work competence in aging and the response of social work education. The discussion also illustrates that the social work profession is weIl suited to work with older adults and their families, and that there are a variety of opportunities to strengthen aging and gerontology education for social work.