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A depth of data: research messages on the state of social work education in England

Moriarty, Jo, Manthorpe, Jill, Stevens, Martin, Hussein, Shereen, Sharpe, Endellion, Orme, Joan, MacIntyre, Gillian, Lister, Pam Green, Crisp, Beth R (2010) A depth of data: research messages on the state of social work education in England. Research, Policy and Planning, 28 (1). pp. 29-42. ISSN 0264-519X. (KAR id:68395)

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Abstract

In the light of extensive media coverage of social work education, this article uses information from the Department of Health funded three-years multi-method evaluation of the social work degree qualification in England to discuss areas in which qualifying education might be improved. It argues that too great a concern with the ‘A’ level performance of social work applicants risks not paying enough attention to the non-academic qualities that they will need to work in the changing world of children’s and adult services. Better partnership working between employers and universities will help students make the transition into the workplace. This includes greater opportunities for employers and practitioners to be involved in candidate selection and teaching on qualifying programmes.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Research, Policy and Planning [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Social work education, higher education, academic achievement, employment, evaluation
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > 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: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68395 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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