ERIC Number: EJ1096980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Giving Our Students Professional Voice: Development and Implementation of a BSW Course on Writing for Agency Practice
Thomas, Jeanne L.; Schuster, Elizabeth O.; Fuller, Alison R.
Journal of Social Work Education, v52 n2 p234-241 2016
In social work practice, writing is a tool for advocacy, communication with clients, and other professionals, and accountability. In virtually all practice settings, workers at every organizational level invest significant time and effort in writing. However, the social work education literature reveals little attention to teaching BSW students to write for practice settings. This article summarizes the development of a BSW course on writing human service agency documents, decisions made and lessons learned in the process, and suggestions for creating similar courses elsewhere.
Descriptors: Social Work, Accountability, Writing Skills, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Writing Workshops
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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