ERIC Number: ED115149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Developmental Models for Accountability in Undergraduate Social Work Education.
Nowak, Mary Jane; Stilwell, William E.
In an attempt to establish an empirical criterion base from which viable and valid decisions can be made regarding "what makes a good social worker" and "how do we know when we have a 'good' social worker," a criterion mastery learning base is proposed which addresses itself to the change agent role of the social worker. Developed is a model which consists of three conceptual areas: environmental influences, social work skills, and supportive skills, joined by feedback of evaluative information. Each of these areas is independent in the accountability model for social work education. Fourteen construction areas can be refined into a number of elements, modules, or capsules of instruction. The focus is on the latter two conceptual areas, social work skills and supportive skills. Accountability in social work education is not an alternative but a societal demand. The worth of this model will only be determined by its implementation in the real world. Its degree of success may provide valuable information for change in social work education. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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