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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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Austin, Michael J.; Isokuortti, Nanne – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The integration of research and practice in social work education and agency practice is both complex and challenging. The analysis presented here builds upon the classic social work generalist framework (engagement, assessment, service planning and implementation, service evaluation, and termination) by developing a three-part framework to…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Vignettes, Theory Practice Relationship
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Julkunen, Ilse; Uggerhoj, Lars – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The complexity of carrying out practice research in social service organizations is often matched by the complexity of teaching future social work practitioners to use and engage in practice research. To appreciate the scope of the teaching challenge, it is important to reflect on the evolving definition of practice research and issues involved in…
Descriptors: Social Services, Public Agencies, Social Work, Counselor Training
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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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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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Kurzman, Paul A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Continuing education is arising as an area of rapid growth and increased attention in the social work profession. Conceptually, the impetus and focus are on the promotion of the principles of lifelong learning and professional replenishment; but pragmatically, the driving force has been the virtually universal requirement of continuing education…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Continuing Education, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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Pandya, Samta P. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have an important presence in contemporary civil society and have gained further prominence through their repertoire of social welfare and services. This study engaged social work educators (n = 316) across nine countries to examine their perceptions of including discourses on faith and FBOs in the social work…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Religious Cultural Groups, Churches
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Kokaliari, Efrosini; Berzoff, Joan; Byers, David S.; Fareed, Anan; Berzoff-Cohen, Jake; Hreish, Khalid – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The authors were invited to teach clinical social work in the Palestinian West Bank. In order to teach, we designed a study exploring how 65 Palestinian social work students described the psychological and social effects of working under occupation. Students described social stressors of poverty, unemployment, lack of infrastructure, violence,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Psychological Patterns, Coping
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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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Auslander, Gail K.; Rosenne, Hadas – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Although research studies are important for social work students, the students rarely like research classes or see their value. At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one group of BSW students was encouraged to carry out the required research in their field work setting, the Hadassah University Medical Center. Students used data mining, that is,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Universities, Coding
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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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Fouché, Christa; Bartley, Allen – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
It remains a dilemma for social work educators to teach research so that it can be embraced by students as an integral part of social work practice. This article reports on an initiative to design a research course focused on the integration of research with practice. Drawing on developments in data mining and techniques in secondary data…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Teaching Methods, Social Work, Social Science Research
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Satka, Mirja; Kääriäinen, Aino; Yliruka, Laura – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The emphasis on student cognitive knowledge and expertise in social work education has been shifting more toward reflective learning that features learning networks and dialogical interaction. In the context of innovative knowledge communities for promoting social work expertise, educators have become facilitators of learning that is expanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Competence, Social Science Research
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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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