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ERIC Number: EJ870741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Welcome to Our World: Evaluation of a Workshop to Orient Students to Social Work Education
Brunhofer, Margaret O.; Weisz, Arlene N.; Black, Beverly M.; Bowers, Cassandra
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v29 n4 p383-399 2009
This article reports on BSW and MSW students' satisfaction with a required orientation workshop designed to socialize them to professional educational and to academic and professional standards of behavior. Students viewed video-recorded vignettes that addressed problematic behaviors in class and field, followed by faculty-led, small-group discussions. BSW students rated the workshops as more helpful than MSW students did. First-year MSW students rated the workshops as significantly more helpful than advanced standing students, suggesting that more experienced students perceive less need for an orientation. Open-ended questions revealed that students appreciated the opportunity to meet faculty members and other students. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A