ERIC Number: EJ949160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
BSW Program Admission Policies: Is There Empirical Support for What We Do?
Coyle, James P.; Carter, Irene M.; Leslie, Donald R.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v31 n5 p538-551 2011
Social work admission criteria are used to ensure student academic competence, identify personal characteristics associated with success in social work education and practice, predict success in class and field work, and promote diversity of the student body. However, evidence that supports the effectiveness of these admission policies is inconclusive. This article discusses common BSW admission processes in American and Canadian colleges and universities, presents findings of studies that have examined admission practices, and recommends methods for using research evidence to design admission criteria that effectively choose the best social work students.
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Social Work, Academic Achievement, Individual Characteristics, Correlation, Student Diversity, Undergraduate Study, Foreign Countries, College Admission
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States