ERIC Number: ED535171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-1
Abstractor: As Provided
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Transforming Social Work Education: The First Decade of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative
Hooyman, Nancy R.
Council on Social Work Education
This book, celebrating the Geriatric Social Work Initiative's 10th Anniversary, documents the effect that its educational programs have had on shaping gerontological social work education as a whole. Each chapter highlights various aspects of this John A. Hartford Foundation-funded initiative--its competency-based education, model for curricular and organizational change, community outreach, and strategies for sustainability. Hooyman and colleagues suggest ways of teaching future generations of social workers how to embrace gerontology, arguing that building a new generation of scholars and gerontologically competent practitioners is essential in this high-demand field. This book is a one-stop resource on gerontological social work, whether in preparation for teaching foundation or specialty coursework, overseeing field placements, building scholarly and educational capacity in other areas of specialization or disciplines, or practicing social work in micro, mezzo, or macro settings.
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Geriatrics, Educational Gerontology, Organizational Change, Outreach Programs, Sustainability, Educational Resources, College Curriculum, Competency Based Education, College Instruction, Teaching Methods, Social Work, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Demand Occupations, Educational Principles
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)