Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The evaluation of a course to prepare tomorrow's social work leaders
by Lau, Beatrice Chu, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 66; 1466329
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wilson, Steve
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Higher education
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Publication Number: 1466329
ISBN: 978-1-109-17627-8
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