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ERIC Number: EJ798699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Developing Professional Values: Campus and Community Perspectives on a Social Work Partnership
Richter-Hauk, Rachael; Arias, Julie
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n118 p31-36 Sum 2008
Licensed social work practice requires a willingness on the part of the practitioner to adhere to a professional values, knowledge, and skills base as reflected in the National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics. Students who understand and aspire to this, and who gain experience interacting with people in a service capacity, will be able to make a more informed decision about their goodness of fit with the professional requirements of social work. The literature on adult learning reinforces service learning as an effective pedagogical approach to facilitate development of professional values. Experiential learning and reflection, two essential components of adult learning, are the essence of the service learning methodology. This article discusses how adult students in a social work program were supported in heightening and deepening their professional values through a successful service learning partnership between a faculty member at Capital University's Dayton Center and a practitioner with East End Community Services in Dayton, Ohio.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio