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ERIC Number: EJ829813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1070-5309
Strengthening Undergraduate Social Work Research: Models and Strategies
Moore, Linda S.; Avant, Freddie
Social Work Research, v32 n4 p231-235 2008
There is debate in the social work education community regarding the structure and depth of undergraduate research. This article emphasizes the importance of a commitment to undergraduate research in social work education. Because generalist practice is the first level of professional practice, students in baccalaureate programs need to be prepared to assess their own practice, evaluate the effectiveness of agencies and organizational structures, and study societal issues affecting clients. All of these components are vital to effective practice. The authors present the current state of undergraduate research, discuss issues in undergraduate research, and provide models and strategies to strengthen undergraduate research to prepare students for practice and graduate education. They also emphasize the benefits of undergraduate research for students and faculty and for the social work profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A