A Dream Deferred: How Social Work Education Lost Its Way and by Howard Karger

By Howard Karger

From its inception within the overdue 19th century, social paintings has struggled to hold out the advanced, occasionally contradictory, features linked to decreasing soreness, improving social order, and social reform. seeing that then, social courses just like the implementation of welfare and the growth of the provider economy-which must have augured good for American social work-instead resulted in a persisted lack of credibility with the general public and in the academy.A Dream Deferred chronicles this decline of social paintings, attributing it to the terrible caliber schooling in past times half-century. The incongruity among social work's promise and its functionality warrants a serious assessment schooling. For the prior half-century, the fortunes of social paintings were managed by means of the Council of Social paintings schooling, which oversees accreditation of the nation's colleges of social paintings. Stoesz, Karger, and Carrilio argue that the inability of scholarship of the Board of administrators compromises this accreditation coverage. equally, the standard literature suffers from the susceptible scholarship of editors and referees. The quality of deans and administrators of social paintings academic courses is low and graduate scholars are ill-prepared to begin experiences in social paintings. additional complicating this debate, the substitution of ideology for tutorial rigor makes social paintings prone to its critics.The authors kingdom that, for the reason that CSWE is not likely to reform social paintings schooling, faculties of social paintings may be loose to procure accreditation independently, and so they suggest standards for autonomous accreditation. A Dream Deferred builds at the prior, provides a bracing critique of the current, and proposes techniques for a greater destiny that can't be neglected or dismissed.

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