ERIC Number: EJ1033187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Teaching Note--Beyond Bricoleur: A Guiding Portrait of the Advanced Generalist
Dran, David S.
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n3 p568-578 2014
Graduate programs of social work have been challenged to define how the advanced generalist concentration differs from the generalist training at the baccalaureate level. This teaching note likens the generalist to a "bricoleur," or skilled handyman. A role-based portrait of the advanced generalist is offered, which describes how skills of the bricoleur are transcended. Examples suggest how these definitive skills can be realized in a graduate program. The portrait is then found to be compatible with a set of advanced generalist practice behaviors and an advanced generalist exam required for licensure by several states.
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Study, Masters Programs, Role, Skills, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Profiles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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