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Stanley-Clarke, Nicky; English, Awhina; Yeung, Polly – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
The development of new e-technologies and an increased focus on developing distance social work education programs has created the impetus for social work educators to consider the tools they can employ in delivering distance courses. This article reflects on an action learning research project involving the development of an online toolbox of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Reflection, Technology Uses in Education, Experiential Learning
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Averett, Paige; Spence, Christina Hall – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This exploratory study examined the experiences of 9 stakeholders in an art gallery field placement during their social work education. The study sought to understand how the nontraditional field placement prepared students for practice. In addition, personality traits of students that best fit the placement was examined. Findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Art Education, Field Experience Programs, Student Placement, Educational Practices
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Revens, Keri E.; Reynolds, Andrew D.; Suclupe, Roger F.; Rifkin, Cameron; Pierce, Taylor – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This study used grounded theory to analyze focus group data of students participating in an experiential learning course developed in partnership with a local Latino-serving community agency. A central phenomenon, Learning for Advocacy, emerged from the data, describing a process through which students' personal encounters led to the development…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Grounded Theory, Focus Groups
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Popescu, Marciana; Strand, Virginia; Way, Ineke; Williams-Hecksel, Cheryl; Abramovitz, Robert – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Social workers encounter trauma in a majority of the populations they serve. It is therefore essential to train social work students to understand the impact of trauma, to assess trauma history and symptoms, and to effectively intervene with children and families. This article presents 3 qualitative research narratives that provide an in-depth…
Descriptors: Trauma, Social Work, Capacity Building, Caseworkers
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Mehrotra, Gita R.; Hudson, Kimberly D.; Self, Jen M. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Diversity and social justice are central to social work and related curricular content is mandated by accreditation standards. However, research regarding diversity and social justice courses remains limited. This study aimed to better understand how these courses are conceptualized through a qualitative content analysis of course descriptions and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Course Descriptions, Social Work
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Lucero, Jessica L.; Evers, Jenifer; Roark, Jennifer; Parker, David – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
This article describes community-university partnership building, course development/management, and evaluation outcomes related to an intensive community-based research project that was integrated in two sections of an undergraduate course on community practice. Pre- and posttest data were collected from 60 BSW students who were enrolled in…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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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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Natland, Sidsel; Weissinger, Erika; Graaf, Genevieve; Carnochan, Sarah – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The literature on teaching research methods to social work students identifies many challenges, such as dealing with the tensions related to producing research relevant to practice, access to data to teach practice-based research, and limited student interest in learning research methods. This is an exploratory study of the learning experiences of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Counselor Training, Learning Experience
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Lam, Ching Man; Yan, Miu Chung; Liang, Yan – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
In-service training as a form of continuing professional education (CPE) is important for social work professionals to maintain their skills and enhance their knowledge for publicly accountable practice. These goals are concerns in Mainland China, which has experienced rapid development in social work since economic reforms started in the early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Professional Continuing Education, Experimental Programs
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Davis, Ashley; Livingstone, Allyson – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Across-racial group of social work doctoral students engaged in an Anti-Racism Project. Through shared journaling and group discussions, participants explored and interrogated experiences of racism related to doctoral education. A thematic analysis of qualitative data surfaced several themes: experiences with racism as a doctoral student, noticing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Racial Bias, Social Work
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Horner, Pilar S.; Hughes, Anne K.; Vélez Ortiz, Daniel – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Social work faculty scholars lead the field as generators of knowledge that integrates investigative studies with practical social welfare outcomes. As such, the faculty potentially offers undergraduate researchers a different way of envisioning research that extends beyond traditional undergraduate research models. To date, however, no research…
Descriptors: Social Work, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Rawles, Joanna – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The aims of this article are twofold: to discuss the value of practice-based research as a basis for enhancing learning and teaching in social work and, as an illustration of this, to present the findings of a preliminary qualitative research study into social work students' development of professional judgment skills. The research was conducted…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Decision Making, Teaching Methods
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Scheyett, Anna; Dean, Charlotte; Zeitlin, Lisa – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
College athletes develop many strengths and skills during their athletic career, such as dedication, ability to work across cultures, leadership, and community building. Social workers need many of these same skills. This study explores the potential transfer of skills from athletics to social work among 15 former college athlete MSW students.…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Gianino, Mark; Ruth, Betty J.; Miyake Geron, Scott – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This article presents findings from a 2013 qualitative study of social work continuing education (CE) in Massachusetts. Eleven focus groups were conducted with 75 participants from key stakeholder groups: practitioners, educators, licensing board members, and agency administrators. Although positive perspectives surfaced--such as diversity of CE…
Descriptors: Social Work, Case Studies, Professional Continuing Education, Qualitative Research
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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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