Initiating New Community and Field Education Partnerships: The Congregational Social Work Education Initiative

Wayne Moore, Jay Poole, Fran Pearson, Lelia Moore, John C. Rife

Abstract


At the start of a new academic year in August 2007, the Joint Master of Social Work Program in Greensboro, North Carolina, launched a new field education venture – The Congregational Social Work Education Initiative (CSWEI).  North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NCA&TSU) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) created and operate a single master of social work program which opened in 1997.  The universities have a rich history of cooperation with managing a joint undergraduate social work internship program since 1978. The Council on Social Work Education has identified that field education as the signature pedagogy for social work education.  The success of any field education experience is dependent upon having students complete their field education experience within community- based programs and services.   However, such training opportunities have changed, which has placed more pressure in locating quality field educational sites or in the development of new models.


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the Cone Health Foundation, Greensboro, North Carolina; the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Winston Salem, North Carolina.

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