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ERIC Number: EJ989811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
International Programs: Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice for African American Students
Acquaye, Lucinda A.; Crewe, Sandra Edmonds
Journal of Social Work Education, v48 n4 p763-784 Dec 2012
The social work profession has a long standing commitment to human rights and social justice, bridging the divide between national and international interests. There is a call for social workers to understand the global community that awaits our service. Yet international experiences are not within the grasp of nor embraced by all. Students of color are underrepresented participants in the growing trends of internationalization. Through addressing participation barriers, this article uses a case study approach that emphasizes how a social work program at Howard University designed a mission-guided international service learning model that resulted in increased participation for students of color through multiple strategies, while giving primacy to human rights and social justice. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia