Reinventing social work accreditation

Stoesz, David and Karger, Howard (2009) Reinventing social work accreditation. Research on Social Work Practice, 19 1: 104-111. doi:10.1177/1049731507313976

Author Stoesz, David
Karger, Howard
Title Reinventing social work accreditation
Journal name Research on Social Work Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1049-7315
Publication date 2009-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1049731507313976
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 104
End page 111
Total pages 8
Editor B. A. Thyer
Place of publication Newbury Park, California, U.S.A.
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
940117 Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
Abstract Accreditation under the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has contributed to the professional decline of social work. The lack of scholarship of the Board of Directors of CSWE compromises its decision making. The quality of the professional literature suffers from the weak scholarship of editors and referees. The caliber of deans and directors of social work educational programs is low with respect to their scholarship as well. Graduate students are ill-prepared to commence studies in social work. The substitution of ideology for academic rigor makes social work education vulnerable to its critics. Proposed revisions in Accreditation Standards indicate that CSWE is unlikely to undertake the necessary steps to reform social work education; therefore, schools of social work should be free to obtain accreditation independent of CSWE.
Keyword Accreditation
Professional education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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