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Social Work Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Published on Apr 3, 2019in Australian Social Work1.22
· DOI :10.1080/0312407X.2019.1566479
Christine Craik1
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(Australian Association of Social Workers)
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ABSTRACTWith sector constraints and higher education economic imperatives increasingly impacting the provision of social work field education, university programs lack an understanding of the factors that enable or prohibit field educators’ capacity to provide placements. Despite the significance of field education in the curriculum, it remains unclear what the experiences and motivations of field educators are to provide universities with student placements. This research addresses this gap thr...
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#1Bella Ross (Monash University)H-Index: 4
#2Binh Thanh Ta (Monash University, Clayton campus)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACTInternational social work students in Australia have reported difficulties in finding quality placement opportunities and dealing with issues such as language and cultural barriers. While p...
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#1John Lawrence (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 3
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#1Michelle Newcomb (Griffith University)H-Index: 4
#2Judith A. Burton (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 4
Last. Niki Edwards (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 6
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ABSTRACTResilience is a desirable attribute for social work and human services (SWHS) graduates. A history of childhood adversity may have led students to develop resilience, which is transferable ...
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#1Heather Boetto (CSU: Charles Sturt University)H-Index: 6
ABSTRACTThis paper proposes a reconciliatory, integrative, and transformative way forward for addressing philosophical incongruities between the emerging foundations of eco-social work and inherent...
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#1Karen Bell (CSU: Charles Sturt University)H-Index: 34
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#1Cindy Davis (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 15
#2Ruth Greenaway (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 1
Last. Lyle Cooper (Meharry Medical College)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACTThere is a rapidly growing industry of online learning and distance education programs at the Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work levels both within Australia and globally. A number of best practices have emerged from the literature that warrant consideration when delivering social work programs in online learning and distance education modes. Given the significant advancements in technology that are likely to continue into the next decades, social work academic leaders and...
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#1Tamara Blakemore (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 5
#2Kylie Agllias (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 8
ABSTRACTSelf-awareness is generally considered core to effective social work education and professional practice. This paper examines student reflections on personal vulnerability and self-awareness in social, educational, and professional contexts. Ethics approval and student consent was obtained to analyse entries from the online learning component of a second year interpersonal skills course. The week 7 workshop, which focused on the concept of self-awareness, was contextualised and triggered...
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#1Liz Beddoe (University of Auckland)H-Index: 15
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#1Karen Healy (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 24
This chapter considers the role of the regulation of social work education programmes and the tensions arising over ownership of the curriculum between higher education institutions, professional bodies and other stakeholder interests. It discusses the search for quality, reviewing the priorities and concerns of various stakeholders in the social work education debate. The chapter illustrates the contested nature of the curriculum and asks deep questions of leadership in managing such competing ...
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