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ERIC Number: EJ1026177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Partnerships in Social Work Education
Pierce, Joanna Lina; Hemingway, Dawn; Schmidt, Glen
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v34 n2 p215-226 2014
Historically, society has associated a visit from a child protection worker with the removal of children. In Canada in the 1960s, Aboriginal children were removed from their communities in alarming numbers and were referred to as the "sixties scoop." This may in part explain the difficulty in recruiting Aboriginal social workers into child welfare practice. This reality prompted the development of a post--bachelor degree certificate aimed at increasing the number of Aboriginal child welfare social workers in northern British Columbia. The results discussed in this article stem from three certificate cohorts and highlight the development of new partnerships and students' experiences. Two years following the completion of the third cohort, nearly 80% of the students recruited were still employed in the North.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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