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ERIC Number: EJ818126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0962-0214
Beyond Description and Prescription: Towards Conducive Assessment in Social Work Education
Cooper, Barry; Broadfoot, Patricia
International Studies in Sociology of Education, v16 n2 p139-157 Sep 2006
The latent power of social work's position at the centre of welfare services and as a coordinator and definer of social realities can be argued to have led social work to become "the assessment profession". Building upon a critique of the key distinction between "description and prescription", we argue that the conceptualization of assessment needs to be enriched to understand its influence across the different domains of professional education and professional practice in social work. Key perspectives are drawn from the work of two contrasting theorists: the critical social theory of Habermas and the psychological constructivism of George Kelly. Arguments are developed towards a new approach of conducive assessment in social work. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom