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Kemp, Susan Patricia; Nurius, Paula S. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Research models that bridge disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological boundaries are increasingly common as funders and the public push for effective responses to pressing social problems. Although social work is inherently an integrative discipline, there is growing recognition of the need to better prepare emerging scholars for sophisticated…
Descriptors: Models, Research Methodology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Work
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Grant, Cynthia L.; Tomal, Daniel R. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Disseminating the work of social work doctoral graduates aligns with the Council on Social Work Education's National Statement on Research Integrity in Social Work publication practices and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. Publications and presentations are essential to their future success, yet little support is provided…
Descriptors: Social Work, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Scholarship
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Berger, Roni – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
A major task of social work doctoral programs is preparing the next generation of researchers and educators in the profession. To develop competence in generating new knowledge relevant to social work practice and disseminating it to future practitioners, doctoral candidates need to master a broad and complicated set of theoretical, empirical, and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Welfare Services, Doctoral Dissertations, Barriers
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Diaz, Mery – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Some have questioned whether there should be a practice doctorate in social work. Academics and other key stakeholders would appear to agree that the degree has a role within 21st-century social work practice and education. Practitioners increasingly seek out the degree, and current and emerging programs have developed to meet that demand. This…
Descriptors: Social Work, Doctoral Degrees, Counselor Training, Mentors
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Whipple, Ellen E.; Hughes, Anne; Bowden, Susan – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
This article examines the experience of 24 BSW students in a faculty-mentored undergraduate research experience (URE) over the course of 1 academic year. In particular, we sought to better understand students' self-perceived sense of competency across 15 specific research skills. In addition, we examined the URE's impact on students' knowledge…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Venema, Rachel; Meerman, Judi Ravenhorst; Hossink, Kristin – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
This article describes student responses to a BSW research course framed by experiential learning theory to engage the community and offer applied research practice. The study finds that students generally express overall satisfaction with the research course and describe perceptions of learning gains when involved in a team-based research project…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Undergraduate Students
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Edwards, Claire M.; Newell, Jason M.; Rich, Danielle Waldrep; Hitchcock, Laurel I. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
The professions of social work (SWK) and speech language pathology (SLP) often involve the provision of services to a diverse group of client populations in a variety of settings; this is particularly true when meeting the complex needs of children and their families. It is widely accepted that collaborative treatment approaches utilizing…
Descriptors: Social Work, Speech Language Pathology, Caseworker Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Macke, Caroline; Taylor, Jessica Averitt; Taylor, James E.; Tapp, Karen; Canfield, James – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
This study sought to examine social work students' perceptions of Team-Based Learning (N = 154). Aside from looking at overall student perceptions, comparative analyses examined differences in perceptions between BSW and MSW students, and between Caucasian students and students of color. Findings for the overall sample revealed favorable…
Descriptors: Social Work, Student Attitudes, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning
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Valutis, Stephanie A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Ambiguity tolerance and intolerance can influence one's professional practice. The study of such influences remains sparse within the social work literature. Behaviors that reduce uncertainty, including categorizing or stereotyping, are used by those who feel discomfort in ambiguous situations. This study explores explore the relationship between…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Context), Stereotypes, Correlation, Social Work
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Boys, Stephanie K.; Quiring, Stephanie Q.; Harris, Evan; Hagan, Carrie A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Social workers and attorneys both interact with persons from diverse backgrounds every day, yet although interpersonal skills are an essential focus of social work education, these skills are not addressed in legal education. Interdisciplinary courses in which social workers and lawyers learn interpersonal skills together and have an opportunity…
Descriptors: Social Work, Interdisciplinary Approach, Service Learning, Lawyers
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Gilin, Barbara; Kauffman, Stephen – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Actual exposure to the details of trauma within the classroom setting is considered to be a necessary part of preparation for social work practice with traumatized clients. This article reviews the reasons why it is important for faculty to understand students' possible reactions to exposure to trauma content. One factor believed to increase the…
Descriptors: Trauma, Counselor Training, Social Work, Curriculum
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Mazza, Elena T. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
The professional literature on gatekeeping in social work education has grown; however, there remains a dearth in the literature regarding how educators truly work to engage students who are experiencing a psychiatric disability or other emotional problem. This qualitative study explored the experiences of 26 social work educators from 22 colleges…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Qualitative Research, Stress Variables
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Dawson, Beverly Araujo; Fenster, Judy – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Although web-based courses in schools of social work have proliferated over the past decade, the literature contains few guidelines on steps that schools can take to develop such courses. Using Knowles's framework, which delineates tasks and themes involved in implementing e-learning in social work education, this article describes the cultivation…
Descriptors: Social Work, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Counselor Training
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Sawrikar, Pooja; Lenette, Caroline; McDonald, Donna; Fowler, Jane – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Distance education (DE) in social work programs and studies on its comparable effectiveness with face-to-face education continue to increase. Yet not all faculty are convinced of the results, and this study explores why. Three case studies indicate that reservations center on valuing the process of learning and nonverbal communication. Issues…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Social Work, Professional Education, Case Studies
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Adamek, Margaret Ellen – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Peer review was used as a primary pedagogical tool in a scholarly writing course for social work doctoral students. To gauge student response to peer review and learning as a result of peer review, the instructor used narrative analysis to organize student comments into themes. Themes identified included initial trepidation, "no pain, no…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Attitudes, Writing for Publication, Scholarship
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