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ERIC Number: EJ921910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1750-497X
More than a Mission Statement: Implementing Diversity and Social Justice Initiatives within a School of Social Work
Lee, Eun-Kyoung Othelia
Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, v4 n4 p261-271 2010
Purpose: Through an organizational case study approach, this paper seeks to describe the ongoing diversity initiative of a graduate school of social work (SSW). Organizational change is usually built around the activities of change agents or teams, who seek to bring about changes in human resources, systems, programs, and services. Design/methodology/approach: Dreachlin's five-stage model of organizational change (1999), including discovery, assessment, exploration, transformation, and revitalization, was used to analyze the strategic efforts to promote diversity within the SSW. Findings: The final phase of Dreachlin's model, revitalization, has continued to renew and expand the diversity initiative. It is the responsibility of faculty and administrators to continue to develop, implement, monitor, and review the SSW's diversity efforts with regard to the practicum, curriculum, admissions, and climate issues. Originality/value: Lessons learned during the past three years are discussed along with suggestions for other professional schools who are interested in implementing a multi-faceted diversity initiative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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