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Diversity and Progression among Students Starting Social Work Qualifying Programmes in England between 1995 and 1998: a quantitative study

Hussein, Shereen, Moriarty, Jo, Manthorpe, Jill, Huxley, Peter (2008) Diversity and Progression among Students Starting Social Work Qualifying Programmes in England between 1995 and 1998: a quantitative study. British Journal of Social Work, 38 (8). pp. 1588-1609. ISSN 0045-3102. (doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcl378)

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Abstract

There has been no large-scale study looking at the proportion of social work students in the UK who achieve the professional qualification, although there is some evidence that different groups experience different rates of progression. This article examines progression rates among students studying for the DipSW in England and analyses the factors that influence whether students achieve an award on time (defined as achieving an award without being referred, deferred, failing or withdrawing). The results show that male students, students from a black and minority ethnic group, and students with a self-reported disability have poorer progression rates. However, contrary to the picture in higher education as a whole, older students and students with previously lower levels of educational attainment do not have poorer progression rates. Social work education has important lessons to share with higher-education colleagues in terms of working with an increasingly diverse student group. However, work is needed to identify students at greater risk of non-progression than others and to develop more effective student support strategies.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/bjsw/bcl378
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1093/bjsw/bcl378 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - British Journal of Social Work [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: social work, progression rates, HIGHER-EDUCATION, minority ethnic groups, higher education, disability, gender, PROFESSION, professional training
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 20:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68412 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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