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ERIC Number: EJ1004031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0161-5653
Results of the 2010 Statewide New Mexico School Social Work Survey: Implications for Evaluating the Effectiveness of School Social Work
Whittlesey-Jerome, Wanda
School Social Work Journal, v37 n2 p76-87 Mar 2013
Today's school social workers are facing unique challenges in the workplace. The results of the 2009 New Mexico School Social Work Survey reinforced the idea that school social workers must be able to prove their effectiveness. Building on the school social work literature on practice outcomes evaluation, a more extensive statewide survey of school social workers was conducted in 2010 to explore further the extent to which they were prepared to evaluate, were evaluating, or had evaluated their own effectiveness. The results of this statewide survey suggest that school social workers in New Mexico are able to access their individual data as well as prepare for and evaluate their impact on student success. However, most do not have access to aggregated school social work data, nor do many share results of their work with decision-makers. Implications for school social work practice evaluation are discussed within the context of shrinking school system budgets and the fragile economy. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico