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Rice, Karen; Girvin, Heather; Frank, Jennifer; Foels, Leonora – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The pursuit of social justice is an overarching framework that defines the social work profession. The goals of macro social work practice are centered on issues of social justice with strategies that include changing community conditions and creating a sense of solidarity, with particular emphasis on broadening the opportunities for marginalized…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Advocacy, Professional Continuing Education, Social Work
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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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Hartocollis, Lina; Solomon, Phyllis; Doyle, Andrea; Ditty, Matthew – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
This article reports on an evaluation of the University of Pennsylvania's doctorate in social work (DSW), the first of the newly emerging practice doctorates. The study sample was current students and program alumni. Data were from program records and from an online survey of DSW alumni with an 81.6% response rate. Overall, the program is…
Descriptors: Social Work, Doctoral Programs, Program Evaluation, Doctoral Degrees