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ERIC Number: EJ1078044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Practice Change in Child Welfare: The Interface of Training and Social Work Education
Deglau, Ericka; Ray, Anasuya; Conway, Fiona; Carre-Lee, Nancy; Waldman, William; Cunningham, Katelyn; Harrison, Talisah; Bales, Heather; Powell, Tedecia
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 suppl 2 pS153-S172 2015
This article examines perceptions of the relationship between professional education and workplace training among a select group of public child welfare employees who pursued graduate social work education during a period of major practice change at their agency. Focus groups were conducted with representative members of graduating cohorts as students completed their studies to explore the connections and distinctions between their professional education and the workplace training that introduced case practice reform. Experienced caseworkers, supervisors, and management-level staff, study participants were well situated to contemplate the changes in process at their agency. They offered insights into the progress of reform and the challenges of sustaining change as well as their roles as professional social workers in carrying reforms forward.
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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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