ERIC Number: EJ820416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
The CSWE and Social Work Accreditation: Not Guilty on All Charges
Thyer, Bruce A.
Research on Social Work Practice, v19 n1 p127-130 2009
Many of the criticisms of Stoesz and Karger contained within their article titled "Reinventing Social Work Education" and focused against the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) are misdirected. The CSWE accreditation mandate does not extend to the publishing records (or lack thereof) of social work faculty or deans, to the GRE scores of social work students, nor to the citation patterns of social work journals in general. There certainly are some problems with the current CSWE accreditation process and policies, and several concrete suggestions are given to incrementally strengthen social work education.
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Social Work, Professional Associations, Reader Response, Social Studies, Change Strategies, Standard Setting, Scholarship, Institutional Evaluation
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