ERIC Number: ED408900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Programmes in Social Care: A Comparison between the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and Ireland. Educational and Psychological Interactions, No. 118.
Hallstedt, Pelle; Hogstrom, Mats
This comparative study of social care programs at four European colleges in Nijmegen (Netherlands), Malmo (Sweden), Sligo (Ireland), and Lillehammer (Norway) looks at whether graduates from one country would be qualified to work in social care in the other countries. The report is based on analysis of data from official documents, questionnaires completed by students, interviews with administrators and teachers, and visits to the colleges. It contains a general description of each of the four colleges, a comparison of their curriculum timetables, and analyses of their curricula. Also included are sections analyzing student background data and goals; educational goals as expressed by staff; comparisons of curricula and student goals versus staff goals; comparisons of differences in practicum training; and an analysis of the compatibility of the different programs. The study showed that although the programs were fairly compatible, there were some differences; ranging from length of program (168 weeks at Nijmegen to 99 weeks at Sligo), to more stress on action and client need at Nijmegen, to a greater emphasis on theory at Malmo. Two student questionnaires and a list of interviewees are appended. (Contains 42 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, Program Content, Program Design, Program Length, Social Agencies, Social Services, Social Work, Social Workers, Student Certification, Student Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ., Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; Norway; Sweden