Teaching in Social Work: An Educators' Guide to Theory and Practice

Teaching in Social Work: An Educators' Guide to Theory and Practice

by Jeane Anastas
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Teaching in Social Work: An Educators' Guide to Theory and Practice

Drawing from her extensive classroom and field experience, Jeane W. Anastas merges the "practice wisdom" of today's social work educators with contemporary theories on instruction and learning. Built around a teacher- and student-in-situation framework, Teaching in Social Work examines the effect of social issues, professional norms and needs, and various educational settings on the interactions among educators, students, and the subjects they learn. The result is a singular volume that focuses specifically on teaching within the field of social work, identifying the factors that result in effective educational outcomes.

Anastas draws on the theories and selected research findings of higher education and social work education literature. She illuminates the critical aspects of teaching and learning as an adult, the best uses of different modalities of instruction, and the issues of diversity that influence all aspects of teaching and learning. Her book includes guest-authored chapters on field learning and the latest advances in teaching technology. It also engages with ethics, teaching and learning assessments, and faculty work in full-time social work education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231115254
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/22/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,077,792
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeane W. Anastas is a professor at New York University's Silver School of Social Work and a recipient of the Council on Social Work Education's award for Greatest Recent Contribution to Social Work Education. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in social work education and has served in organizational leadership roles in professional social work, social work research, and women's issues in social work.

Table of Contents

1. Teachers and Learners in Social Work: A Framework
2. How Adults Think and Learn
3. Teaching Courses: Methods and Modalities
4. Affirming Diversity in the Classroom
5. Field Education in Social Work: Teaching Roles amid Old and New Challenges
, by K. Jean Peterson
6. Technology in Social Work Education
, by James W. Drisko
7. Assessing Learning and Teaching
8. Academic Jobs and Faculty Work
9. Ethical Issues in Teaching
10. Conclusion

What People are Saying About This

Marion Bogo

Teaching in Social Work is truly original in the way Jeane W. Anastas brings together a range of ideas, draws from theory and empirical findings, and provides links to educational practice. Beyond a 'how to,' this book integrates educational theory and educational practice, offering a model for what educators are trying to do with students: help them integrate social work theory and social work practice.

Martha Morrison Dore

One of the biggest challenges for the social work teacher is integrating the social work practice taught in textbooks into the reality of current practice in the field. Jeane W. Anastas adopts a generally pragmatic approach in her task and synthesizes previously scattered material.

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