ERIC Number: EJ1011600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Adjuncts in Social Work Programs: Good Practice or Unethical?
Pearlman, Catherine A.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v33 n2 p209-219 2013
Social work education programs rely heavily on adjunct instructors, as do most academic institutions. This article adds to existing literature on adjuncts by focusing on the unique issues in social work education, using social work values and ethics as a focus. The benefits and detriments for adjuncts, programs, and students in schools of social work are reviewed. Social justice issues are explored with respect to adjuncts and nontraditional students. The author recommends supporting adjuncts by offering an orientation and a mentor, providing health benefits, distributing course times more evenly, and providing more advance notice of course offerings.
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Higher Education, Adjunct Faculty, Ethics, Social Justice, Nontraditional Students, Orientation, Fringe Benefits, Health Insurance, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Load, Offices (Facilities), Space Utilization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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