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Cultural "Competence" and Social Work Education

Title: Cultural "Competence" and Social Work Education: Moving Towards Assessment of Practice Behaviors.
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Name(s): Jani, Jayshree, author
Osteen, Philip J., author
Shipe, Stacey L., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Social work educators are responsible for ensuring that future practitioners be "culturally competent" and have the ability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds. The purpose of this paper is to address the current limitations in measuring cultural "competence," and to report on the results of a qualitative study examining stakeholders' conceptualizations of the definition, educational process, and evaluation of cultural "competence" in social work education. Findings support longstanding assumptions in the literature regarding the need for social workers to develop certain knowledge and attitudes as prerequisites of becoming culturally competent, and emphasize the need for further exploration of the way social workers define cultural "competence," translate it into discrete practice behaviors, and assess how students demonstrate these behaviors.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0058 (IID)
Keywords: culture, diversity, education, cultural competence
Note: This is the peer reviewed author's manuscript as it was accepted for publication in the Journal of Social Work Education. This record will be updated with complete bibliographic data upon publication.
Citation: Jayshree, J., Osteen, P.J., & Shipe, S. Cultural "Competence" and Social Work Education: Moving Towards Assessment of Practice Behaviors. Journal of Social Work Education.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0058
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Social Work Education.

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Jani, J., Osteen, P. J., & Shipe, S. L. (2015). Cultural "Competence" and Social Work Education: Moving Towards Assessment of Practice Behaviors. Journal Of Social Work Education. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0058