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ERIC Number: EJ811570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Social Work Agonistes
Stoesz, David
Academic Questions, v21 n2 p164-182 Jun 2008
Social work should be founded on a powerful network of diverse practitioners applying the social sciences to advance social welfare today. Instead, social work education operates under the guise of identity politics, reserving its highest appointments for the politically correct and members of under-represented groups, with little concern for scholarly output. The Council on Social Work Education, which accredits social work programs nationwide, backstops these arrangements. In maintaining an ideologically-driven spoils system, social work educators have subordinated their professional commitments to political causes, producing second-rate scholarship that leads to second-rate services and a violation of the pubic trust. (Contains 1 table and 43 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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