Social work education

Stoesz, David and Karger, Howard (2012). Social work education. In Mel Gray, James Midgley and Stephen A. Webb (Ed.), The Sage handbook of social work (pp. 646-660) London, U. K.: Sage Publications. doi:10.4135/9781446247648.n42

Author Stoesz, David
Karger, Howard
Title of chapter Social work education
Title of book The Sage handbook of social work
Place of Publication London, U. K.
Publisher Sage Publications
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.4135/9781446247648.n42
ISBN 9781446247648
Editor Mel Gray
James Midgley
Stephen A. Webb
Chapter number 41
Start page 646
End page 660
Total pages 15
Total chapters 47
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Social work and social work education are facing profound challenges due to significant economic, social, and technological change experienced over the past 50 years. The overexpansion of social work programmes has created an ‘educational bubble’ not unlike the housing bubble preceding the recession of 2008. This bubble is evident in the inability of the profession to generate sufficient faculty – academics – to teach in accredited programmes. It is also visible in acute problems confronted by many social work graduates who face high loan debt while struggling with deteriorating job prospects and low salaries.
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Created: Tue, 02 Apr 2013, 18:14:59 EST by Professor Howard Karger on behalf of School of Social Work and Human Services