International Content in the Social Work Curriculum Irma Harrington Tarleton State University International Social Work Co...
Methodology <ul><li>April 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>515 surveys sent to Deans and Directors of CSWE accredited social work pr...
Types of Programs <ul><li>BSW only 60% (n=84) </li></ul><ul><li>MSW only   4% (n=6) </li></ul><ul><li>BSW/MSW 23% (n=32) <...
Size of Programs <ul><li>Range 12 – 1200 </li></ul><ul><li>BSW Mean = 109 Median = 80  </li></ul><ul><li>MSW Mean = 209 Me...
Specific Course or Infusion
Year Specific Course First Taught <ul><li>Range = 1985 to 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Most courses first taught between 1999 an...
Level Specific Course is Taught <ul><li>n=57 </li></ul><ul><li>BSW only   35 (61%)  </li></ul><ul><li>MSW  only      9 (16...
Most Often Used Titles for Specific Courses <ul><li>International Social Work  </li></ul><ul><li>International Social Deve...
Most Commonly used Courses for Infusing Content <ul><li>Policy 28% </li></ul><ul><li>HBSE I 13% </li></ul><ul><li>Intro SW...
Amount of Infusion <ul><li>Less than 30% of content  89% </li></ul><ul><li>More than 30% 11% </li></ul><ul><li>97 of respo...
International Field Placements <ul><li>40% (n=56) of respondents have international field placements. </li></ul><ul><li>To...
Opportunities for Social Work Study Abroad  <ul><li>61% (n=85) provide opportunities for study abroad. </li></ul><ul><li>1...
Suggested Topics to Cover  <ul><li>Four major areas: </li></ul><ul><li>1.  Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>2. Global Cultur...
Attitude  <ul><li>I think including international content in the social work curriculum is important. </li></ul><ul><li>N ...
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  1. 1. International Content in the Social Work Curriculum Irma Harrington Tarleton State University International Social Work Conference Boston, 2008
  2. 2. Methodology <ul><li>April 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>515 surveys sent to Deans and Directors of CSWE accredited social work programs. </li></ul><ul><li>140 respondents (27%) </li></ul><ul><li>Respondents represented 40 States </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Programs <ul><li>BSW only 60% (n=84) </li></ul><ul><li>MSW only 4% (n=6) </li></ul><ul><li>BSW/MSW 23% (n=32) </li></ul><ul><li>MSW/PhD 3% (n=5) </li></ul><ul><li>BSW/MSW/PhD 9% (n=12) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Size of Programs <ul><li>Range 12 – 1200 </li></ul><ul><li>BSW Mean = 109 Median = 80 </li></ul><ul><li>MSW Mean = 209 Median = 150 </li></ul><ul><li>PhD Mean = 49 Median = 49 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Specific Course or Infusion
  6. 6. Year Specific Course First Taught <ul><li>Range = 1985 to 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Most courses first taught between 1999 and 2001. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Level Specific Course is Taught <ul><li>n=57 </li></ul><ul><li>BSW only 35 (61%) </li></ul><ul><li>MSW only 9 (16%) </li></ul><ul><li>BSW & MSW 11 (19%) </li></ul><ul><li>MSW & PhD 2 ( 3%) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Most Often Used Titles for Specific Courses <ul><li>International Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>International Social Development </li></ul><ul><li>Global Service Learning </li></ul><ul><li>International Social Problems </li></ul>
  9. 9. Most Commonly used Courses for Infusing Content <ul><li>Policy 28% </li></ul><ul><li>HBSE I 13% </li></ul><ul><li>Intro SWK 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity 9% </li></ul><ul><li>Practice I 8% </li></ul><ul><li>HBSE II 3% </li></ul>
  10. 10. Amount of Infusion <ul><li>Less than 30% of content 89% </li></ul><ul><li>More than 30% 11% </li></ul><ul><li>97 of respondents named two or more courses in which international content is infused. </li></ul><ul><li>6 stated all courses are infused with international content. </li></ul>
  11. 11. International Field Placements <ul><li>40% (n=56) of respondents have international field placements. </li></ul><ul><li>Total of 136 countries used for field placements </li></ul>
  12. 12. Opportunities for Social Work Study Abroad <ul><li>61% (n=85) provide opportunities for study abroad. </li></ul><ul><li>144 countries listed as locations for social work student travel abroad. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Suggested Topics to Cover <ul><li>Four major areas: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>2. Global Cultural Competence </li></ul><ul><li>3. Comparative Social Welfare Policy </li></ul><ul><li>4. Social Justice </li></ul>
  14. 14. Attitude <ul><li>I think including international content in the social work curriculum is important. </li></ul><ul><li>N = 140 </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Agree 99 </li></ul><ul><li>Agree 36 </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree 1 </li></ul>

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