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ERIC Number: EJ862028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3204
Educating Social Work Students to Practice in the Latino Immigrant Community
Sisneros, Jose; Alter, Catherine Foster
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v18 n1-2 p1-23 2009
Immigration from Latin America to the United States will be a political issue for many years. Because Latinos are the largest minority group in the U.S., they will continue to be a concern of social work education. Language differences, cultural distinctions, and unique political ramifications require specialized programs within social work curricula in order to enable social workers to be culturally relevant in their practice. This paper describes a curriculum designed to educate social work students to practice in Latino immigrant communities. The logic and complexity of the curriculum is discussed as well as the rationale for adding Spanish language courses to the curriculum. Finally, the educational objectives of the program are discussed as well as the results of a four-year follow-up survey of graduates of the program. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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