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Earning and learning: The influence of secondment on retention rates in part-time social work qualifying education in England

Moriarty, Joanna, Manthorpe, Jill, Hussein, Shereen (2014) Earning and learning: The influence of secondment on retention rates in part-time social work qualifying education in England. Social Work & Social Sciences Review, 17 (2). pp. 93-111. ISSN 0953-5225. (doi:10.1921/9703170203) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Although there is widespread interest in social work education, very little of this has focused on the position of part-time students. This study reports on retention rates among social work students registering for part-time study between 1995-1998 in England, since this time-span is one where student characteristics were collected and can be anonymously linked to data about their chosen programme of study. It shows that students supported by employers were less likely to withdraw before completing their studies. However, access to secondment was differential with students with disabilities appearing to be less likely to be seconded or sponsored. The implications of these findings are discussed in light of new and sometimes controversial routes to social work qualifications in England.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1921/9703170203
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1921/9703170203 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Social Work & Social Sciences Review [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: social work, Higher education, Student Dropouts, secondment
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68326 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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