ERIC Number: EJ1026202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Responding to Global Shifts: Meta-Practice as a Relevant Social Work Practice Paradigm
Grise-Owens, Erlene; Miller, J. Jay; Owens, Larry W.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v34 n1 p46-59 2014
In response to increasing global changes, this article proposes that social work education add meta-practice to traditional micro-, mezzo-, and macro-practice curriculum areas. Drawing on pertinent literature, the authors conceptualize meta-practice as a necessary paradigm shift for competent and relevant social work practice. Further, the authors offer an initial articulation of how meta-practice uniquely addresses interdependent global concerns, particularly in the framework of sustainability. The article provides an example of how this integrative practice dimension is implemented in a MSW curriculum and concludes with critical consideration of the Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards competencies.
Descriptors: Social Work, Global Approach, Sustainability, College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Figurative Language, Student Projects
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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