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ERIC Number: EJ1113261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Social Work Continuing Education: A Statewide Case Study
Gianino, Mark; Ruth, Betty J.; Miyake Geron, Scott
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v36 n4 p342-362 2016
This article presents findings from a 2013 qualitative study of social work continuing education (CE) in Massachusetts. Eleven focus groups were conducted with 75 participants from key stakeholder groups: practitioners, educators, licensing board members, and agency administrators. Although positive perspectives surfaced--such as diversity of CE options--thematic analysis nonetheless reflected considerable frustration with the current system. CE concerns included lack of access, cost, missing CE content areas, quality control issues, and lack of employer support. Participants also noted the need for enhanced transfer of CE-derived knowledge and skills in the workplace. Greater attention to this crucial aspect of professional development is therefore needed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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