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ERIC Number: EJ881420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3204
Exploring the Relationship between Self-Awareness and Student Commitment and Understanding of Culturally Responsive Social Work Practice
Bender, Kimberly; Negi, Nalini; Fowler, Dawnovise N.
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v19 n1 p34-53 2010
This study explores the relationship between self-awareness and social work students' commitment and understanding of culturally responsive social work practice. Data consisted of assigned papers (N = 23), submitted by graduate social work students, which asked them to describe their ethnic/racial background and ancestors' process of assimilation, and to reflect on their ethnic and racial identity as a means toward increased self-awareness and future culturally responsive practice. Content analysis revealed 11 themes, including students' enlightenment of their privilege, experiences of cultural loss, and acknowledgment of biases as integral parts of culturally responsive practice. Implications for social work education and research are addressed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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