Developing the social work academic workforce: profiles from the United Kingdom and the United States of America

Teater, Barbra, Lefevre, Michelle and McLaughlin, Hugh (2016) Developing the social work academic workforce: profiles from the United Kingdom and the United States of America. In: Taylor, Imogen, Bogo, Marion, Lefevre, Michelle and Teater, Barbra (eds.) Routledge international handbook of social work education. Routledge international handbooks . Routledge, London, pp. 355-369. ISBN 9781138890237

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Abstract

In the UK and the USA, social work academics must balance the requirements of research excellence against the time, expertise, and focus needed to ensure students are ready to practice safely and effectively with clients and community members, service users and carers. However, there is variation in the extent to which academics have experience and expertise in both research and practice. This chapter presents baseline information needed to fully appreciate the nature of the problem by describing academics’ demographic characteristics, practice qualifications and experience, and research skills and activity, and concludes with a discussion of the key issues in terms of developing the future social work academic workforce.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
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Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 11:47
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 10:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60505

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