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ERIC Number: EJ845796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Teaching Cultural Assessment
Dalton, Bruce
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v25 n3-4 p45-61 2005
It is impossible to teach students all characteristics of the myriad cultures present in the United States. Providing students with a framework to assess the cultural traits of any client and to understand how those traits may influence the helping relationship gives them a tool to use in any clinical setting. This article presents a systematic process for considering the ways in which cultural values may differ between worker and client. This involves identifying areas of human functioning relevant to the helping relationship which need to be assessed or considered with all clients. This systematic process also prevents the worker from assuming cultural congruence when the client and worker are from the same cultural group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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