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ERIC Number: EJ1159432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
High-Impact Practices in Social Work Education: A Short-Term Study-Abroad Service-Learning Trip to Guatemala
Cotten, Christopher; Thompson, Carla
Journal of Social Work Education, v53 n4 p622-636 2017
Twenty-first-century universities must contend with demands from two constituencies: students wishing to compete in a progressively globalized employment marketplace and employers seeking savvy, prepared, and competent graduates who can "hit the ground running." One response that holds great promise and has been supported by research is the implementation of high-impact educational practices (HIPs). This article begins with a description of HIPs as elucidated by Kuh (2008) and describes an initiative at one university to integrate them into the curriculum. The article finishes with a case study of one particular high-impact social work class, a short-term study abroad/service-learning course in Guatemala, and presents both quantitative and qualitative data that suggests that the implementation of high-impact practices positively influences the kind of transformative learning social work programs strive to deliver.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Guatemala
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