ERIC Number: EJ895027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 129
MSW Programs: Gatekeepers to the Field of Developmental Disabilities
Russo-Gleicher, Rosalie J.
Journal of Social Work Education, v44 n2 p129-155 Spr-Sum 2008
This article presents qualitative insights into the roles of master of social work programs in developing student practice interests in working with people with developmental disabilities (DD). Semistructured in-depth interviews were conducted with 24 MSW social workers practicing in the field of DD in the northeastern United States. Participants discussed personal and professional rewards of practice with people with DD, what they want MSW students to know about working with people with DD, current opportunities in the DD field, their MSW coursework and fieldwork experiences, and ways MSW programs could further develop student interest in working with people with DD. Implications of the findings for MSW programs are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Interests, Developmental Disabilities, Rewards, Social Work, Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, College Curriculum, Job Placement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States