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Changes in Admissions Work Arising from the New Social Work Degree in England

Manthorpe, Jill, Moriarty, Jo, Hussein, Shereen, Sharpe, Endellion, Stevens, Martin, Orme, Joan, MacIntyre, Gillian, Green Lister, Pam, Crisp, Beth R. (2010) Changes in Admissions Work Arising from the New Social Work Degree in England. Social Work Education, 29 (7). pp. 704-717. ISSN 0261-5479. (doi:10.1080/02615470903342085) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:68398)

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Abstract

The business of admissions to higher education in England is a significant task for academic

and support staff. This paper draws on the Evaluation of the New Social Work Degree

Qualification in England (2004–2008) to describe the changes in admissions work for social

work staff in higher education associated with the change from diploma to a degree level

qualification for entry to the profession; to report how staff involved in admissions work are

managing these changes; and to identify elements of admissions processes that are perceived

to be fulfilling the new requirements of the degree and those which are identified as more

problematic. The article draws on two telephone/email surveys of a national sample of

social work programmes and on face-to-face in-depth interviews with a sample of teaching

staff from nine social work programmes in six higher education institutions undertaken

during 2005–2007. The work of admissions staff is rarely scrutinised in studies of higher

education or specifically in social work programmes: this article discusses the spectrum of

approaches. It recommends monitoring of the outcomes of practices in admissions work that

are recasting Department of Health Requirements as the minimum.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/02615470903342085
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1080/02615470903342085 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Social Work education [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: social work education, ADMISSION, RECRUITMENT, students , professional training
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/68398 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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