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Pritzker, Suzanne; Lane, Liza Barros – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
This article presents findings from a qualitative study of social work students who participated in an intensive block placement in a state legislature. Findings explore what students perceive as the central learning outcomes from field placements in political settings and how they navigate aspects of practice that may differ in critical ways from…
Descriptors: Social Work, Student Placement, Political Attitudes, State Government
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Howard, Matthew Owen; Fraser, Mark W.; Bowen, Gary L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Scientific and professional developments in the coming decade will have profound implications for social work doctoral education and the research and academic careers doctoral students are preparing for. These developments include the knowledge explosion, corporatization of the university and related effects, and the emergence of the Grand…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Social Work, Graduate Students, Professional Development
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Chin, Matthew; Hawkins, Jaclynn; Krings, Amy; Peguero-Spencer, Carolyn; Gutiérrez, Lorraine – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Despite its emphasis on social justice, social work in the United States has not always attended to issues of diversity in doctoral education. This article examines the state of the discipline's research on traditionally underrepresented students in U.S. doctoral social work programs. An analysis of relevant peer-reviewed articles from social work…
Descriptors: Social Work, Doctoral Programs, Student Diversity, Graduate Students
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Kiesel, Lisa R.; DeZelar, Sharyn; Lightfoot, Elizabeth – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of social work students with disabilities in field education. This qualitative inquiry used semistructured interviews exploring inclusion and accommodations in field education. The 15 participants were graduates of accredited BSW or MSW programs and reported one to five disabilities each.…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Disabilities, Equal Education
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McGovern, Patricia; Zimmerman, Sheryl – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to identify doctoral administration and education standards, practices, policies, and related gaps in knowledge, and consider them in the context of persistent social work challenges. A literature review was conducted, and focus groups were convened at the 2016 conference of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Academic Standards, Educational Policy, Social Work
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Phillips, Elizabeth S.; Wood, Gary J.; Yoo, Jane; Ward, Kristin J.; Hsiao, Suh Chen; Singh, Melissa I.; Morris, Brittani – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Providing effective services to clients with increasingly severe challenges in an era of fiscal constraints calls for schools of social work to assume greater responsibility for preparing interns for clinical practice. This article describes a virtual field practicum (VFP), an online skill-building experience designed to meet this need and reports…
Descriptors: Practicums, Minimum Competencies, Social Work, Caseworkers
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Kainz, Kirsten; Jensen, Todd; Zimmerman, Sheryl – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Social work doctoral education can prepare students to become research scholars whose work has impact by providing and promoting the development of an appropriately sophisticated and diverse research methods tool kit. Students can cultivate their tool kits through course work, mentored research experience, and specialized workshops. The tool kit…
Descriptors: Student Research, Research Skills, Skill Development, Social Work
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Black, Beverly; Ombayo, Bernadette – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Social workers work in diverse settings with diverse populations including victims and perpetrators of teen dating violence (TDV). This study examined TDV content in MSW programs. A descriptive content analysis of syllabi from 30 specialized intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic violence (DV) courses in MSW programs and 44 prominent…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Adolescents, Social Work, Dating (Social)
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Nguyen, Trang; Foster, Kirk A. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Evaluation methods play a key role in measuring student learning outcomes. Yet traditional assessments focus on assessing student satisfaction with instructors or courses rather than their progress toward competencies. In addition, the common pretest-posttest assessment is problematic because of response-shift bias. Although multiple time point…
Descriptors: Social Work, Course Evaluation, Pretests Posttests, Student Attitudes
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Miller, J. Jay; Grise-Owens, Erlene; Drury, Wade; Rickman, Carmen – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Writing is a skill that spans many competencies. The Council on Social Work's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards promotes a holistic view of competence informed by knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive and affective processes. This teaching note contributes to the scholarship of teaching and learning by describing a professional…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, Professional Education
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Wong, Rose; Jones, Terry – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
This study examines the phenomenon of microaggressions as experienced by students and perpetrated by students and faculty in one of the most ethnically and racially diverse MSW programs in the nation. Microaggressions are the daily slights, insults, and invalidations experienced by minorities, which are, in essence, subtle forms of racism and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Aggression, Educational Experience, Social Work
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Cunningham-Williams, Renee M.; Wideman, Ellie S.; Fields, LaShawnda; Jones, Brittni D. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Besides traditional admissions criteria, research-intensive social work PhD programs may rely on personal interviews and curriculum vitae or resumes to gauge prior research experience to determine applicants' fit for the research-related productivity expected in their programs. Case record review of social work PhD candidates (n=56) entering the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Social Work, Productivity
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Diebold, Josal; Kim, Wooksoo; Elze, Diane – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
For students new to social work, self-care is a strategy for addressing potentially negative impacts of the profession. Curiously, however, participation in a university's self-care program has been chronically low. The purpose of this study is to explore social work students' perceptions of self-care and to create a database for supporting…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Graduate Students, Social Work, Counselor Training
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Bowie, Stan L.; Nashwan, Ayat J. J.; Thomas, Veliska; Davis-Buckley, Renski J.; Johnson, Richard L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Social work programs in the United States (N = 74) were investigated to determine strategies used for recruiting and retaining MSW students of color. Most schools had student populations exceeding 25,000 and combined BSW, MSW, and PhD programs. Data were collected using a Graduate Recruitment and Retention Scale with corresponding and acceptably…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Minority Group Students, Social Work, Student Recruitment
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Moxley, David P. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Environmental degradation, including the depletion of natural resources, the distortion of environmental aesthetics, diminished physical infrastructure, and the poisoning of essential environmental supplies involving air, water, and soil abridge environmental quality, particularly for those who are impoverished, possess qualities that do not fit…
Descriptors: Documentation, Natural Resources, Wastes, Pollution
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