ERIC Number: EJ1106145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Peer-Learning Networks in Social Work Doctoral Education: An Interdisciplinary Model
Miller, J. Jay; Duron, Jacquelynn F.; Bosk, Emily Adlin; Finno-Velasquez, Megan; Abner, Kristin S.
Journal of Social Work Education, v52 n3 p360-371 2016
Peer-learning networks (PLN) can be valuable tools for doctoral students. Participation in these networks can aid in the completion of the dissertation, lead to increased scholarship productivity, and assist in student retention. Yet, despite the promise of PLNs, few studies have documented their effect on social work doctoral education. This article explores aspects of an interdisciplinary PLN focused on child welfare. This study used a questionnaire with scaled survey items and open-ended questions to examine the use, benefits, and challenges to participating in the PLN. After a brief review of the literature, this article presents findings from the study, discusses the implications for social work education, and concludes by explicating strategies for developing PLNs in social work education programs.
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Child Welfare, Social Work, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Strategies, Social Networks, Case Studies, Educational Benefits, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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