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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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Rinfrette, Elaine S.; Maccio, Elaine M.; Coyle, James P.; Jackson, Kelly F.; Hartinger-Saunders, Robin M.; Rine, Christine M.; Shulman, Lawrence – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Teaching in higher education is often not addressed in doctoral education, even though many doctoral graduates will eventually teach. This article describes a biweekly teaching workshop, presents pitfalls and challenges that beginning instructors face, and advocates pedagogical training for doctoral students. Led by a well-known social work…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Experience
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Gjesfjeld, Christopher D.; Jung, Jin-Kyu – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
Although various methods have been used to teach about poverty in the social work classroom (e.g., quantitative, historical, and qualitative), the use of geographic visualization and geographic information systems (GIS) has become a relatively new method. In our analysis of food access on the East Side of Buffalo, New York, we demonstrate the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poverty, African Americans, Spatial Ability
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Williams-Gray, Brenda – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
This article examines how to prepare professional social workers for real-world nonprofit leadership roles. A pilot course assignment that incorporates a quasi-organization fieldwork simulation developed by the author is described. Development and application of critical thinking skills are reviewed, the course objective is explained, and methods…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworker Approach, Leadership, Field Experience Programs
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Peabody, Carolyn G. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2013
In order to ensure that social workers graduating from social work programs embrace social justice's central role in their professional careers, educators must find creative, theoretically grounded, practice-relevant ways of conveying this value and socializing social work students. This article describes the use of Photovoice as one tool for…
Descriptors: Social Work, Social Justice, Graduate Students, Socialization
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Garcia, Martha Lucia; Mizrahi, Terry; Bayne-Smith, Marcia – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2010
Social workers are actively engaging in the practice of interdisciplinary community collaboration (ICC) with the goal of bringing diverse groups together to improve the conditions of communities and enhance the quality of life of population groups. Yet, collaborations are challenging and require great skill and commitment. The pedagogy and the…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Quality of Life, Cooperative Planning
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Probst, Barbara – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2010
Most of the literature on the strengths perspective has addressed issues of practice; far less has been written about the role of the strengths perspective in social work education. Empirical studies have tended to focus on content analysis of texts and syllabi rather than data obtained directly from social work faculty. To address this gap, the…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Introductory Courses, Content Analysis, Social Work
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Colarossi, Lisa; Berlin, Scott; Harold, Rena D.; Heyman, Janna – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2007
The terrorist attacks of 9/11/01 created a major life disruption for citizens near and far from New York. This study describes field work experiences of social work students in two different geographic locations inside and outside of New York in the six months after 9/11 in terms of their: (1) reports of client problems, (2) receipt of special…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Terrorism, Social Work
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Claiborne, Nancy; Fortune, Anne – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2005
Managed care has profound effects on health and mental health service delivery in the United States. This article describes the knowledge that students need for effective social work practice within a managed care environment and evaluates a course to deliver the content. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Social Work, Health Insurance
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Berzoff, Joan; Dane, Barbara; Cait, Cheryl-Anne – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2005
Given two million deaths annually in the U. S., social work education and training have been cited as woefully inadequate in end-of-life care. In response, two of the authors developed two post-Masters programs in end-of-life care for social work. This paper describes their curricula and the methods used to evaluate both programs, including…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Masters Programs, Field Experience Programs, Social Work