Jennifer Bellamy and Sarah E. Bledsoe
University-Agency Partnerships for Evidence-Based Practice
Jennifer Bellamy (University of Chicago) and Sarah E. Bledsoe (University of South Carolina) are working on a project that addresses relationships that form between social work programs and field placement sites to implement evidence-based practices. The project will include a survey of all accredited graduate social work programs and focus groups with program representatives and practitioners.
Moving From Unification to Examination
Kay Hoffman, dean emeritus at University of Kentucky, is beginning a project that seeks to examine and compile available data sources on social work education. The study will include existing publications, datasets, and interviews with stakeholders.
Teaching Cultural Competency
Jack Lewis at the University of Pennsylvania launched a project that will help to examine the presence of cultural competency in social work curriculum and assessment measures. He will apply a model of cultural competency to the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, to develop a new resource for programs.
Tina Maschi, Melissa Wells, and Greta Yoder Slater
Pilot Project on Best Practices in Social Work Research Education
Tina Maschi (Fordham University), Melissa Wells (University of New Hampshire), and Greta Yoder Slater (Ball State University) are examining the research curriculum and pedagogy through a survey of program representatives. Findings from their project were presented at the 2009 Annual Program Meeting.
CSWE Leadership in Rethinking Diversity in Social Work Education
Cathryne Schmitz, professsor at University of North Carolina–Greensboro, assisted the CSWE Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice and affiliated groups with a project that led to the development of a publication (PDF) on the complexity of diversity.
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