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ERIC Number: EJ882328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Social Work Education and Student Research Projects: A Survey of Program Directors
Rubin, Deborah; Valutis, Stephanie; Robinson, Bonnie
Journal of Social Work Education, v46 n1 p39-55 Win 2010
The specifics of how research competencies should be taught in social work curricula vary. This study explored requirements for student research projects and program director attitudes toward research education using the responses from 201 BSW and MSW programs to a 48-item survey. A majority of the respondents' programs require students to undertake research, and a majority reported an overall positive attitude toward such projects. Variation was found in perceived barriers to research between programs that do and do not require student research projects as well as differences between BSW and MSW programs in student development of research topics and presentations at conferences. Hands-on teaching methods, faculty support, and an emerging research continuum across social work education are discussed. (Contains 5 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