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Wagaman, M. Alex; Odera, Stephanie G.; Fraser, Daryl V. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
In the current U.S. sociopolitical climate marked by rising racial tension and civil unrest, social work students and educators are engaged in dialogues throughout the country regarding the role of the profession in combating injustice. The emergence of the Movement for Black Lives as well as numerous high-profile police shootings of unarmed Black…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, College Students, Racial Bias
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Lee, Kathy; Dabelko-Schoeny, Holly; Roush, Byron; Craighead, Sam; Bronson, Denise – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Social work educators are increasingly exploring how to effectively use technology in their classrooms. The purpose of this study was to explore how a technology-enhanced active learning classroom influenced social work students' engagement and overall learning experiences. An online survey was conducted with 125 social work students from micro…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Active Learning, Educational Trends, Social Work
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Vassos, Sevi; Harms, Louise; Rose, David – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Increasing demand for social work placements in a climate of decreasing availability has intensified the search for capacity-building models of field education. Rotation placements may be part of the solution, yet little is currently known about how rotations affect the experience of field education in the context of block placements. A study of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Countries, Supervisors
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Davis, Cindy; Harris, Nonie; Engelbrecht, Lambert; Lum, Terry – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Social work educators are challenged with preparing students for international social work and work with immigrant and refugee populations. This pilot project aimed to develop an online global classroom to teach an international social work course to social work students participating from five different locations: United States (N=25), South…
Descriptors: Social Work, Virtual Classrooms, Caseworkers, Foreign Countries
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Beadlescomb, Teresa L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Students of color remain underrepresented in social work education programs. According to the Council on Social Work Education (2016), only 37.4% of the 19,596 BSW degrees awarded during the 2014-2015 academic year were awarded to students from historically underrepresented groups. Through the lens of empowerment theory, this article presents a…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Social Work, Academic Persistence, Disproportionate Representation
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Katz, Colleen Cary; Elsaesser, Caitlin; Klodnik, Vanessa Vorhies; Khare, Amy – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Social work doctoral students must identify how to prioritize their time and how to gain the many qualifications required by the academic job market. Mentoring has long been recognized as an effective strategy for promoting academic success and degree completion in doctoral studies. This article describes three student-led initiatives in a social…
Descriptors: Mentors, Social Work, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students
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Funge, Simon P.; Sullivan, Dana J.; Owens, Larry W.; Harper, Whitney – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
The study explored the characteristics and experiences of branch campus social work education programs and educators in the United States. Eighty-one branch campus social work educators in 26 states completed an online survey. Findings revealed that undergraduate and graduate branch campus social work education was primarily delivered face-to-face…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Work, Professional Education, Multicampus Colleges
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Counselman-Carpenter, Elisabeth A. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
The flipped classroom, with its focus on student-centered learning and active student engagement, is a growing trend in social work education. This article presents an innovative way of delivering practice content through the flipped classroom model, which can be adapted for any level of social work education. It walks readers through the steps of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Caseworkers, Social Work
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Koh, Bibiana D.; Boisen, Laura S. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Use of self is an integral concept in social work practice. It is implicitly embedded throughout the Council for Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards and the National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics. The present exploratory study developed a pedagogical model for use in social work education: use of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Ethics, Reflection
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Coohey, Carol; Cummings, Stephen P. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
We evaluated whether a synchronous online group intervention, using the Association for Social Work Boards Group Review Practice Test© items, increased students' LMSW licensure test-taking confidence and decreased their test anxiety. A non-equivalent comparison group study was used to measure change in 59 graduate students' confidence in…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Test Preparation, Computer Assisted Testing
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Krings, Amy; Fusaro, Vincent; Nicoll, Kerri Leyda; Lee, Na Youn – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
The call to promote social justice sets the social work profession in a political context. In an effort to enhance social workers' preparedness to engage in political advocacy, this article calls on educators to integrate a broad theoretical understanding of power into social policy curricula. We suggest the use of a multidimensional…
Descriptors: Social Work, Public Affairs Education, Power Structure, Advocacy
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Cronley, Courtney; Black, Beverly; Killian, Michael – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
We describe a statistical seminar designed to provide a common foundation in core statistical concepts among all students as they enter a social work PhD program. Student feedback surveys assessed students' statistics preparation prior to entering the program, and pre- and posttests were compared for increases in statistical knowledge. Nearly half…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Statistics, Mathematics Skills, Skill Development
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Nadan, Yochay – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
The ever growing diversity poses challenges for social work educators, who are engaged in developing new pedagogical methods for enhancing multicultural practice. Within the framework of a diversity course, I have developed a pedagogical practice for training social workers to work in a diverse, multicultural reality. Students conduct an…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Interviews, Research Methodology, Multicultural Education
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Richards-Schuster, Katie; Ruffolo, Mary; Hiltz, Barbara – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
This article describes the implementation of a massive open online course (MOOC) developed by a school of social work and piloted in the incoming 2016 MSW class (N=397). Using implementation science as a framework, we describe the MOOC as an intervention for preparing students for graduate school and share findings from the pilot evaluation. We…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Social Work, Online Courses
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Mapp, Susan; Gatenio Gabel, Shirley – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Although social work education standards call for graduates to be able to practice in a global environment, it is unknown how schools are working to accomplish that as well as what supports they have and what the aims of this education are. A survey of all U.S. BSW and MSW program directors found they have multiple goals for introducing…
Descriptors: Social Work, International Programs, Study Abroad, Caseworkers
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