ERIC Number: EJ820400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Comments on "Reinventing Social Work Accreditation"
Research on Social Work Practice, v19 n1 p119-120 2009
It is unlikely that Stoesz and Karger will be widely commended for the critique of social work accreditation. Social work academics do not usually handle criticism with equanimity. In some respects, their case is overstated. The problems associated with social work accreditation are not caused by the low publication productivity of social work faculty, nor by the low GRE scores of social work students. The primary purpose of social work education is to train practitioners, and faculty research productivity may be unrelated to this goal. There is an urgent need for research on the accreditation process in social work education.
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Social Work, Institutional Evaluation, Reader Response, Standard Setting, Social Science Research, Social Studies, Scholarship
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