ERIC Number: ED237434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Schools of Social Work and the Legal Regulation of Social Work.
A questionnaire to find out to what degree graduate schools of social work and their designated leaders support the legal regulation of social work practice was mailed to all directors/deans of accredited schools of social work offering a master's degree program in the United States. The return rate was 81%. Findings show that relatively few graduate schools of social work have an official policy supporting legal regulation. However, the majority of their designated leaders support many aspects of licensure. Respondents indicated a commitment to: the eight provisions designated by the National Association of Social Work as essential for adequate regulation; social work educators being centrally involved in the designing of an objective assessment of the qualifications, knowledge, and competencies of applicants for licensure; social work educators serving on licensing boards; and graduate schools of social work providing continuing education opportunities for practitioners. Regulation, if it is to be, appears too important to be left solely to legislators or others who may not be well prepared in the knowledge, practice, and values of social work. (RM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: State Regulation
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Iowa. Tables include small print which may not reproduce clearly.