ERIC Number: EJ1095062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Teaching about Faith-Based Organizations in the Social Work Curriculum: Perspectives of Social Work Educators
Pandya, Samta P.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v36 n2 p123-139 2016
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have an important presence in contemporary civil society and have gained further prominence through their repertoire of social welfare and services. This study engaged social work educators (n = 316) across nine countries to examine their perceptions of including discourses on faith and FBOs in the social work curriculum. Findings are discussed in terms of intercountry variations on whether FBOs should form a part of the social work curriculum, the curriculum objectives, content, and positioning, and whether the curricular orientation should promote partnerships/collaborations/synergies between FBOs and the discipline of social work.
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Religious Cultural Groups, Churches, Church Role, Social Work, Caseworkers, Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Questionnaires, Correlation, Regression (Statistics), Statistical Analysis
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; China; India; Israel; Italy; Japan; South Africa; Sweden; United Kingdom