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ERIC Number: EJ835981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8759
School Social Work Outcomes: Perspectives of School Social Workers and School Administrators
Bye, Lynn; Shepard, Melanie; Partridge, Jamie; Alvarez, Michelle
Children & Schools, v31 n2 p97-108 Apr 2009
In an era of fiscal constraint and increased accountability, consistent perceptions of the expectations, means of funding, and reporting of outcomes between administrators and school social workers is vital. School social workers and school administrators in four school districts in Minnesota were surveyed regarding outcomes expected as a result of school social work services as well as the sources of funding for these services. Both administrators and school social workers reported that increasing school attendance and decreasing discipline problems were the most important outcomes. Data on rate of discipline problems and attendance were most commonly used by school social workers to demonstrate the effectiveness of their services. Almost one-third of the school social workers surveyed reported that they did not present these data to others.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW). 750 First Street NE Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-227-3590; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota