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McLane-Davison, Denise R.; Quinn, Camille R.; Hardy, Kimberly; Smith, Rhoda L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Duoethnography offers the narratives of first-generation Black women scholars who created a virtual community as a transformative safe space for peer mentorship and scholarship. Framed through a womanist epistemological lens, our narratives provide insight about challenges and triumphs of navigating the academy from female scholars of African…
Descriptors: Ethnography, African Americans, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice
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Kang, Hye-Kyung; O'Neill, Peggy – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Discussions of power and privilege, oppression, and structural inequities in classrooms can produce complex understanding and critical analysis when facilitated effectively. In this article we present the critical conversations model for facilitating conversations that open up space for discussing such issues and encourage the development of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Knight, Carolyn; Gitterman, Alex – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Clinical or micro intervention predominates in social work education and practice. The prevailing assumption in social work practice and education is that one engages in either micro or macro intervention. In this article, we describe how these interventions may be merged into an integrated whole through social work practice with groups. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Caseworker Approach, Job Skills, Group Activities
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Mehrotra, Gita R.; Tecle, Aster S.; Ha, An Thi; Ghneim, Staci; Gringeri, Christina – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Field education and macro practice have been highlighted as central educational domains in social work education; however, little scholarship has looked at how macro social work practice competencies have been integrated into field-based learning. This exploratory study aimed to gain perspectives from field instructors regarding macro social work…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Classroom Techniques, Alignment (Education), Teacher Attitudes
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Doran, Joanna K.; Bagdasaryan, Sofya – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
As social work's fight for social and economic justice returns to its historical attention to finances, faculty are called to infuse financial capability and asset building (FCAB) content into their classes. Given few published models, this study contributes a redesign that infuses FCAB in a community organization course, with additional attention…
Descriptors: Community Change, Community Coordination, Curriculum Enrichment, Capacity Building
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Grise-Owens, Erlene; Miller, Justin; Escobar-Ratliff, Laura; George, Nicole – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Educating for human rights and justice requires attention to the well-being of those being prepared to pursue these aims. This article describes an MSW program's implementation of teaching self-care as a core practice skill. This curricular innovation stems from the increasing literature documenting the deleterious effects of burnout in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Daily Living Skills, Wellness, Masters Programs
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Liechty, Jeanne – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
"Use of self" is a central concept throughout social work history and theory, yet no unified definition and little empirical research exist. Thus, a qualitative exploration was required. Three focus groups (n = 10) were conducted with experienced BSW educators. Participants defined use of self in the context of their students' beginning…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Counselor Client Relationship, Social Work, Professional Identity
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Kodaka, Manami; Hikitsuchi, Emi; Takai, Michiko; Okada, Sumie; Watanabe, Yasue; Fukushima, Kiyoko; Yamada, Mitsuhiko; Inagaki, Masatoshi; Takeshima, Tadashi; Matsumoto, Toshihiko – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
This study explored the current implementation status of and opinions and concerns regarding suicide education at schools of social work in Japan. We conducted a survey of faculty members who taught at least one of the social work subjects. About half the respondents had given a lecture of some kind on suicide, and more than 80% agreed that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Suicide, Social Work, Case Studies
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Pitner, Ronald O.; Priester, Mary Ann; Lackey, Richard; Duvall, Deborah – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
The Council on Social Work Education requires schools of social work to meet diversity and social justice competencies. Many MSW programs meet these standards by having either a dedicated diversity and social justice course, or by using some form of diversity and social justice curricular infusion. The current study explored which of these…
Descriptors: Models, Social Work, Teaching Methods, Counselor Training
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Granruth, Laura Brierton; Kindle, Peter A.; Burford, Michael L.; Delavega, Elena; Johnson, David H.; Peterson, Susan; Caplan, Mary A. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Understanding student political attitudes--feelings about government and perceptions of its role--has long been of interest to social scientists. One factor that may influence political attitudes is belief in a just world, a complex psychological construct well established in the literature. Our study explores changes in social work students'…
Descriptors: Social Work, Student Attitudes, Government Role, Policy
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Grady, Melissa D.; Wike, Traci; Putzu, Caren; Field, Sara; Hill, Jacqueline; Bledsoe, Sarah E.; Bellamy, Jennifer; Massey, Michael – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to evaluate how [the Council on Social Work Education's] (CSWE's) 2008 shift placing more emphasis on research have affected newly trained social workers' use of evidence-based practice (EBP). This qualitative study examined the educational and practice experiences of newly trained social workers and how those experiences…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Evidence Based Practice, Qualitative Research
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Held, Mary Lehman; Cuellar, Matthew J.; Cook Heffron, Laurie – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Latino immigrants encounter distinct hardships at each stage of the immigration process, including stressors that occur in the home countries, during travel, and on settlement, which correspond with poorer mental health status. Yet, much of social work education and service delivery centers only on postsettlement needs. This exploratory study…
Descriptors: Social Work, College Students, Student Attitudes, Immigration
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Fortune, Anne E.; Rogers, Crystal A.; Williamson, Estella – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Integrative field seminars can help students with the difficult task of integrating learning between field and class. Are the seminars effective? We compared one cohort of MSW students who were required to attend an integrative field seminar (n = 101) with another cohort that was not offered a seminar (n = 147). We questioned each cohort at the…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Masters Programs, Seminars
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Fedina, Lisa; Lee, Joonyup; de Tablan, Dante – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to better understand the relationship among factors affecting social workers' overall readiness to respond to intimate partner violence (IPV) in a sample of recent MSW graduates (N = 205). Findings suggest MSW IPV education and postgraduate IPV training are significantly associated with perceived preparedness and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Masters Programs, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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