Group work in foundation generalist education: The necessity for curriculum change

Citation
Ml. Birnbaum et J. Wayne, Group work in foundation generalist education: The necessity for curriculum change, J SOC WORK, 36(2), 2000, pp. 347-356
Citations number
38
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Social Work & Social Policy
Journal title
JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION
ISSN journal
1043-7797 → ACNP
Volume
36
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
347 - 356
Database
ISI
SICI code
1043-7797(200021)36:2<347:GWIFGE>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
Identifying group work content in social work education was the primary pur pose of a survey of 212 faculty in BSW and MSW programs. Respondents assess ed their knowledge in teaching practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Several contradictory findings are reported. The authors found that faculty assigned themselves high self-ratings in teaching practi ce. Yet, they had difficulty identifying key concepts in group work and req uested various forms of assistance. The authors analyze the results and con clude with recommendations for aligning group work content with practice in social work curricula.