Chauncey A. Alexander


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(1916–2005) Chauncey Alexander served for fifteen years as Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers (1967–1982), bringing to that organization creative, dedicated, activist and democratic management, which led to its growth and influence as a major social work organization. As director, he developed licensing and insurance programs for members, and worked for social change promoting ELAN (Education League Action Network, and PACE (Political Action for Candidate Election). He modeled activist social work leadership on local, national, and international landscapes, for a time serving as president of the International Federation of Social Workers. He was instrumental in developing an International Code of Ethics


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Social Work.