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ERIC Number: EJ837914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 117
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Teachers and Field Instructors as Student Role Models: A Neglected Dimension in Social Work Education
Barretti, Marietta Anne
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v27 n3-4 p215-239 Oct 2007
The social work literature often mentions the value and importance of faculty and field instructors serving as role models for students. Unlike allied disciplines, the influence of role models in social work education remains relatively unexplored. This article includes a search of two electronic databases on "role models and social work education," identifies the various conceptual references the social work literature makes to the topic, and then discusses its inclusion as a variable in empirical studies. It argues that more qualitative investigation is needed into role modeling as an inextricable component of social work students' socialization to the profession. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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