There is currently a scarcity of social work leaders in nonprofit organizations. Studies show that social work students have decreased interest in pursuing leadership roles. This mixed-method study examined 43 Master of Social Work (MSW) alumni's intentions of pursuing future leadership positions and how well the macro practice administration course (SW 670) at the CSULB Department of Social Work prepared them for future leadership roles. In contrast with prior literature, respondents expressed great interest in working as managers or leaders in the future and indicated that the course increased their interest in leadership. Respondents found the course format and lecture material extremely useful in their current employment as an MSW. Respondents suggested that social work administration courses should continue to be taught by experienced and passionate professors and should include additional specific management topics such as international agency management and gender issues in management. The implications of social work education are discussed.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Higher education|
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