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ERIC Number: EJ1059446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 91
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
A Content Analysis of Mission Statements of Our Top 50 Schools of Social Work
Holosko, Michael J.; Winkel, Munir; Crandall, Catherine; Briggs, Harold
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n2 p222-236 2015
Organizational mission statements of institutions in higher education have been called into question with respect to their relevance and purpose. This study investigated mission statements of the top 50 "U.S. News & World Report" (2012) ranked schools of social work for their clarity and brevity, content, and relationship to the Council on Social Work Education's core competencies. A content analysis of these statements raises concerns about their quality and overall function and poses considerable doubts about their overall relevance and usefulness. Implications are directed to all stakeholders concerned about the content and accuracy of school of social work mission statements. The study addresses a distinct void in the literature in this important subject matter.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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