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ERIC Number: EJ871529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
A Social Work Program's Experience in Teaching about Race in the Curriculum
Phan, Phu; Vugia, Holly; Wright, Paul; Woods, Dianne Rush; Chu, Mayling; Jones, Terry
Journal of Social Work Education, v45 n2 p325-333 Spr-Sum 2009
Teaching about race, racism, and oppression presents higher education programs with complex challenges. This article reports on the experiences of a new MSW program in designing a gateway "race, gender, and inequality" course. Embracing a theoretical base of culturally competent practice and solutions to the inherent difficulties of discussing race and oppression in diverse student groups is suggested along with six rules of engagement. Recommendations are based on the interactive experience of a highly diverse faculty and student body, literature review, student focus groups, faculty retreats, expert consultation, and curriculum refinement. (Contains 1 table.)
Council on Social Work Education. 1725 Duke Street Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-683-8080; Fax: 703-683-8099; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A