ERIC Number: EJ882329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Faculty with Practice Experience: The New Dinosaurs in the Social Work Academy?
Johnson, Yvonne M.; Munch, Shari
Journal of Social Work Education, v46 n1 p57-66 Win 2010
Two parallel trends in the social work academy have the potential to threaten the existence of faculty with practice expertise. First, the Council on Social Work Education has significantly lowered the level of practice experience needed by instructors who teach practice courses. The second trend, related to the empirical practice movement, is the apparent overshadowing of research over practice in social work academe (especially at doctoral-granting institutions). Taken together, these shifts could result in a paucity of tenured/tenure-track practice teaching faculty who are involved in decisions related to curriculum development, tenure and promotion, and research. Consequently, social work education runs the risk of being disconnected from contemporary practice and unintegrated with theory and research.
Descriptors: Social Work, Higher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Politics of Education, College Faculty, Teacher Qualifications, Social Science Research, Status, Tenure, Accreditation (Institutions), Role of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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