ERIC Number: EJ1130531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Bridging Social Innovation and Social Work: Balancing Science, Values, and Speed
Halvorsen, Cal J.
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n2 p129-130 Mar 2017
This article highlights how the social work academy can support innovative research, dissemination, and implementation and is a response to and extension of arguments made by Dr. Marilyn L. Flynn on innovation in social work. It argues that social work researchers need to strike a balance between the often slow and methodical scientific research community and the often rapid and reactive social innovation community to best respond to societal needs. From an emerging scholar's point of view, it concludes by emphasizing how shifting priorities in social work tenure and promotion processes can broaden the impact of social work research.
Descriptors: Innovation, Social Work, Researchers, Scientific Research, Social Problems, Tenure, Faculty Promotion, College Faculty, Counselor Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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