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ERIC Number: EJ1029636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Social Work and Engineering Collaboration: Forging Innovative Global Community Development Education
Gilbert, Dorie J.
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n2 p292-304 2014
Interdisciplinary programs in schools of social work are growing in scope and number. This article reports on collaboration between a school of social work and a school of engineering, which is forging a new area of interdisciplinary education. The program engages social work students working alongside engineering students in a team approach to developing and implementing international community development projects. The author chronicles the prevalence and types of interdisciplinary, academic social work collaborations over the past 2 decades and outlines the uniqueness of an engineering and social work partnership. After presenting the components of the collaboration, the author analyzes the collaboration's fit for social work education using a model of interdisciplinary social work. Implications for social work education and research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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