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ERIC Number: EJ923224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Where Have All the Teachers Gone? The Selling out of Social Work Education
Belcher, John; Pecukonis, Edward; Knight, Carolyn
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v31 n2 p195-209 2011
This article addresses a significant challenge in social work education: the move to emphasize research and the downgrading of teaching and practice. We argue that this is a disturbing trend that has the potential to diminish the education of social work students. Grant-funded research has become the end all of social work education. We propose that the profession needs to endorse the scholar-teacher-practitioner that will be able to combine scholarship, teaching, and practice so that students will benefit from teachers who bring their scholarship and practice into the classroom. Further, we argue that teaching requires a great deal of investment and the focus on grant-funded research ignores the investment needed for teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A