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SAGE Publications Partners With CSWE to Reward Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education


For Immediate Release
Lydell Thomas
Manager, Marketing and Communications

Alexandria, VA United States, February 15, 2012 – Innovative Teaching Award

Who: SAGE Publications in collaboration with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

What: Launch of the inaugural SAGE/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education. For the 2012 award the SAGE Human Services Advisory Board has identified three themes it considers to be very important to social work education:

  • The use of cyber and communication technologies in education
  • Education for reflective practice
  • Promoting inclusion

Applications describing innovative teaching in other areas will receive equal consideration.

Why: The award seeks to promote innovative teaching in social work and recognize the individuals who have played significant roles in bringing about those innovations.

When: The call for proposals opened on February 10, 2012, and will close on March 30, 2012. The award recipients will be announced on May 1, 2012.

Where: The awards will be presented on November 10, 2012, at the Special Plenary Session of this year’s CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM), which will be held November 9 – 12, 2012, in Washington, DC. Awardees will receive a complimentary registration to APM (one per individual award or up to two per team award provided by CSWE) and travel and lodging will be paid for up to $1,500 per individual or team by SAGE publications. In addition, the awardees will receive $500 worth of SAGE books or journals.


CSWE is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.