ERIC Number: EJ1037178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
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What Does It Take for Social Work to Evolve to Science Status? Discussing Definition, Structure, and Contextual Challenges and Opportunities
Guerrero, Erick G.
Research on Social Work Practice, v24 n5 p601-606 Sep 2014
The emerging discourse on science in social work (SW) has generated much-needed analysis of the profession's status as a scientific enterprise. Brekke raised critical issues that must be addressed for SW to become a science. This response examines the contextual factors that led to the call for SW science. It also relies on a comparative analysis of attempts by other professions and disciplines to become scientific to discuss critical challenges and opportunities for SW to evolve to science status in the highly contentious scientific environment of the 21st century.
Descriptors: Social Work, Educational Development, Professional Identity, Definitions, Educational Opportunities, Scientific Enterprise, Performance Factors, Comparative Analysis, Professional Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Organizational Theories, Institutional Role, Educational Change
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