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ERIC Number: EJ1059445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Integrating Social Work into Undergraduate Education through a Community Action and Social Change Multidisciplinary Minor
Richards-Schuster, Katie; Ruffolo, Mary C.; Nicoll, Kerri Leyda
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n2 p329-342 2015
Social work education has a long and successful history of developing change agents through bachelor of social work, master's of social work, and PhD programs, but these programs often create boundaries limiting the reach and infusion of social work perspectives. With rapid changes in social, economic, and political contexts, students from all academic concentrations need to understand how community action and social change improves society. Using systems and community practice frameworks, this article provides an in-depth case study of one university's model of an undergraduate multidisciplinary minor bridging social work philosophy with other academic disciplines. We explore the model and its development, with specific discussion of the lessons learned in creating and sustaining a multidisciplinary minor, its effect on students, and its implications for social work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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