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ERIC Number: EJ893737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-5653
The Self-Reported Effectiveness of New Mexico School Social Workers: A Call for Accountability
Whittlesey-Jerome, Wanda K.
School Social Work Journal, v34 n2 p105-122 Mar 2010
Recent proposed legislation to change the public school funding formula has not taken the social work profession into account. There has been a lack of participation from professional associations in creating this legislation--critical legislation that enables school districts to determine what ancillary school support staff they will or will not hire. To make their case to the legislature, school social workers will have to show accountability. School social workers believe they do make a difference and are effective, as evidenced in this research study, which investigated the degree to which a small sample of New Mexico school social workers believed they were effective and the degree to which they were engaged in evaluating their effectiveness. Results suggest that the challenge is to take the data collected by school social workers and translate them into accountability to sell the need for their services to the legislature. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico