Journal of Social Work Education

The Journal of Social Work Education is a peer-reviewed professional journal covering social education and social work. Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education publishes the Journal of Social Work Education 3 times a year. Lorraine M. Gutierrez is the Editor-in-Chief.

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 2, Spring-Summer

Advanced Standing and Bridge Courses: Structures and Issues
THE PRACTICE OF AWARDING advanced standing to MSW students having a BSW degree has long been a topic of interest in social work education. Programs that award advanced standing may require students who have a BSW degree to take a course that bridges...
A Study of Holocaust Survivors: Implications for Curriculum
THIS ARTICLE PRESENTS an approach to human behavior curriculum that requires students to "distinguish, appraise, and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research-based knowledge" (Council on Social Work Education [CSWE], 2008, p. 4)....
Conducting Spiritual Assessments with Native Americans: Enhancing Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice Courses
THE IMPORTANCE OF educational content on spirituality and religion is increasingly recognized (Hodge & Derezotes, 2008; Scales et al., 2002). Although a number of factors underlie this recognition, a central rationale is the profession's growing...
Critical Race Theory: A Transformational Model for Teaching Diversity
IT IS WIDELY ACCEPTED that social work education has not found its stride when it comes to teaching diversity in social work programs (Abrams & Gibson, 2007; Abrams & Moio, 2009; Snyder, Peeler, & May, 2008; Van Soest, Canon, & Grant,...
Emotional Reactions of Students in Field Education: An Exploratory Study
PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORK literature has traditionally acknowledged that practitioners' emotional reactions to practice situations are an important dynamic in understanding and intervening effectively with clients. More recently, all helping professions...
Gender and Intimate Partner Violence: Evaluating the Evidence
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, also called intimate partner violence (IPV), is a public health issue that came to national attention in the United States in the late 1960s as part of the women's rights movement. Programs and policies responding to domestic violence...
IRBS and Social Work: A Survey of Program Directors' Knowledge and Attitudes
REGULATION OF RESEARCH for the protection of human subjects is not new, but its evolution and interpretation continue to be a challenge for those involved. The contemporary regulatory history began with the Nuremberg trials (Drewry, 2004; Fogel &...
Student-Directed Projects: An International Case Study for Social Work Education
STUDENT-DIRECTED PROJECTS have increasingly become common in schools of social work across the United States. Schools encourage student-directed projects because of the multiple pedagogical advantages that this teaching method provides. Student-directed...
Teaching about Oppression through Jenga: A Game-Based Learning Example for Social Work Educators
THE INSIDIOUS MECHANISMS of structural oppression have surpassed the potency of one-on-one overt discriminatory acts. Today the most unyielding obstacles to social, economic, and political equality operate more effectively within the institutionalized...
Unique Challenges of War in Iraq and Afghanistan
THE EVIDENCE IS IRREFUTABLE. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which formally began more than 7 years ago, differ in significant respects from previous confrontations. The number and types of injuries, the frequency of deployments, the nature of our...