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ERIC Number: EJ882326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Ethics Education in Social Work: Comparing Outcomes of Graduate Social Work Students
Sanders, Scott; Hoffman, Kay
Journal of Social Work Education, v46 n1 p7-22 Win 2010
This research presents findings from a study comparing groups of students enrolled in three U.S. graduate social work programs. Each program represents a differing approach to teaching ethics: (a) infusion of ethics content, (b) a required discrete course emphasizing what the authors term a "mixed-model approach", and (c) a required discrete ethics course emphasizing a common morality model. It was hypothesized that students taking a discrete course in ethics would demonstrate greater gains in the areas of moral judgment and ethical sensitivity. It was also hypothesized that students taking a discrete course emphasizing the common morality model would demonstrate even greater gains. Findings and implications for social work education are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A