ERIC Number: EJ1049252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
One Million Bones: Measuring the Effect of Human Rights Participation in the Social Work Classroom
McPherson, Jane; Cheatham, Leah P.
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n1 p47-57 2015
This article describes the integration of human rights content and a national arts-activism initiative--One Million Bones--into a bachelor's-level macro practice class as a human rights teaching strategy. Two previously validated scales, the Human Rights Exposure (HRX) in Social Work and the Human Rights Engagement (HRE) in Social Work (McPherson & Abell, 2012) were used to evaluate student increases in HRX and HRE. Students in the intervention class increased their HRX by 36% by semester's end and showed significantly higher levels of HRE and HRX than students in a comparison classroom. This project is the first to evaluate a human rights teaching intervention in social work, and it intends to contribute to the literature on human rights in social work education.
Descriptors: Social Work, Civil Rights, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Activism, Intervention, Artists, Death, Violence, Measures (Individuals), Reliability, Validity, Demography
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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