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Fulton, A. E.; Dimitropoulos, G.; Ayala, J.; McLaughlin, A. M.; Baynton, M.; Blaug, C.; Collins, T.; Elliott, G.; Judge-Stasiak, A.; Letkemann, L.; Ragan, E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Field practicum plays a central role in social work education by socializing social work students to the profession and facilitating the integration of theoretical knowledge with skill development. Students can be apprehensive about beginning practicum and often lack adequate formal preparation for the practicum experience. This study evaluates…
Descriptors: Practicums, Field Experience Programs, Social Work, Masters Programs
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Tam, Dora M. Y.; Brown, Anh; Paz, Eva; Birnbaum, Rachel; Kwok, Siu Ming – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This article examines the challenges faced by social work field instructors in two Canadian provinces. The results are based on the responses from 239 field instructors to a questionnaire survey. Findings highlight student difficulties, administrative issues with the social work schools, and practicum setting challenges. These demands hinder the…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Foreign Countries, Field Experience Programs
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Braganza, Morgan; Akesson, Bree; Rothwell, David – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Grounded theory is a popular methodological approach in social work research, especially by doctoral students conducting qualitative research. The approach, however, is not always used consistently or as originally designed, compromising the quality of the research. The aim of the current study is to assess the quality of recent Canadian social…
Descriptors: Social Work, Doctoral Dissertations, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research
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Pollack, Shoshana – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This article reports on a study of student experiences of a Walls to Bridges (W2B) class taught by Faculty of Social Work instructors in a Canadian women's prison. The Walls to Bridges (W2B) program is based on the U. S. Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program and brings students from the university together with students from the prison to study for a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Institutions, Females, Experiential Learning
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Mandell, Deena; Shalan, Hend; Stalker, Carol; Caragata, Lea – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
The authors describe a for-credit course for Social Work PhD students called Writing for Publication and report on a study evaluating its success in supporting students to develop and submit a paper for publication in a refereed journal. The literature-informed course design, taught in collaboration with the university's Writing Centre, includes…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Social Work, Course Descriptions, Qualitative Research
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Rothwell, David W.; Lach, Lucyana; Blumenthal, Anne; Akesson, Bree – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
The first social work doctoral program in Canada began in 1952. Relatively recently, the number of programs has grown rapidly, doubling in the past 10 years to 14 programs. Despite the expansion there is no systematic understanding of the patterns and trends in doctoral research. In this study we review 248 publicly available dissertations from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations, Social Work, Educational Practices
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Bonnycastle, Marleny M.; Bonnycastle, Colin R. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Building active learning strategies into courses can be risky, but the benefits to students often outweigh the concerns, as in the case presented here. The process began as an attempt to employ experiential learning, through the use of photovoice, to enhance the teaching of an undergraduate social work research course. In later courses it…
Descriptors: Social Work, Photography, Experiential Learning, Counselor Training
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Kvarfordt, Connie L.; Carter, Irene; Park, Wansoo; Yun, Sung Hyun – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
Teaching research to social work students continues to be the topic of an ongoing dialog within the profession. The literature suggests that some form of a "real-world" or "hands-on" learning opportunity has many benefits for teaching a subject that students often are reluctant to engage in. Using online survey methods,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Integrated Activities, Social Work, Research Skills
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Freymond, Nancy; Morgenshtern, Marina; Duffie, Mark; Hong, Liu; Bugeja-Freitas, Shirley; Eulenberg, Jesse – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
The surge of interest in evidence-based interventions necessitates MSW graduates who will pursue research activities in the workplace. However, evidence suggests that social workers tend not to use their research skills after graduation. This study examined three constructs that inform students' relationships to research: (a) confidence in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Graduate Students, Research Skills
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Roy, Valérie; Genest Dufault, Sacha; Châteauvert, Joanie – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
This article reports on a professional development initiative organized by two junior university social work teachers. Along with three experienced colleagues, the two teachers experimented with a professional co-development group. The purpose of this group modality, which has much in common with peer supervision, is to reflect on professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Lashewicz, Bonnie; McGrath, Jenny; Smyth, Maria – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
This article is an examination of strategies for engaging students in programs of human services education. We describe an in class mask-making activity, used by three human services instructors at an undergraduate university in western Canada, as a means of engaging students to grow in individual and collaborative awareness and skills. We present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Student Surveys
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Pierce, Joanna Lina; Hemingway, Dawn; Schmidt, Glen – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
Historically, society has associated a visit from a child protection worker with the removal of children. In Canada in the 1960s, Aboriginal children were removed from their communities in alarming numbers and were referred to as the "sixties scoop." This may in part explain the difficulty in recruiting Aboriginal social workers into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Child Welfare, Recruitment
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Csiernik, Rick; McGaghran, Christie – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2013
Historically, addiction has been an area in which Canadian social workers have received limited formal education. This reality led to the development of 18 core technical competencies through the auspices of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in 2006. A survey of Canadian schools and faculties of social work found that social work students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Drug Addiction, Graduate Students
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Pelech, William; Wulff, Dan; Perrault, Ellen; Ayala, Jessica; Baynton, Myra; Williams, Margaret; Crowder, Rachael; Shankar, Janki – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2013
One of the first tasks of the Social Work Distance Education Network at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary was to review the literature and address three research questions to inform policy making and planning relating to distance social work education programming. This paper is intended to disseminate responses to these…
Descriptors: Social Work, Distance Education, Performance Factors, Barriers
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Tam, Dora M. Y.; Coleman, Heather – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2011
This article reports on a study designed to validate the Gatekeeping Attitude Index, a 14-item Likert scaling index. The authors collected data from a convenience sample of social work field instructors (N = 188) with a response rate of 74.0%. Construct validation by exploratory factor analysis identified a 2-factor solution on the index after…
Descriptors: Field Instruction, Construct Validity, Factor Analysis, Social Work
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