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ERIC Number: EJ1077933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
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ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Postmodernism: A Dead End in Social Work Epistemology
Caputo, Richard; Epstein, William; Stoesz, David; Thyer, Bruce
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n4 p638-647 2015
Postmodernism continues to have a detrimental influence on social work, questioning the Enlightenment, criticizing established research methods, and challenging scientific authority. The promotion of postmodernism by editors of "Social Work" and the "Journal of Social Work Education" has elevated postmodernism, placing it on a par with theoretically guided and empirically based research. The inclusion of postmodernism in the 2008 "Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards" of the Council on Social Work Education and its 2015 sequel further erode the knowledge-building capacity of social work educators. In relation to other disciplines that have exploited empirical methods, social work's stature will continue to ebb until postmodernism is rejected in favor of scientific methods for generating knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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