Political practica: Educating social work students for policymaking
Social workers have a history of ambivalence regarding the profession's involvement in the political process. Many argue that if social workers are to become more politically active, schools of social work must play a vital role. This article examines the results of a survey on the extent and nature of available social work practica in government relations, electoral politics, and policy advocacy and development. It was found that less than 20% of undergraduate programs and less than 50% of graduate programs have such practica, and they are almost exclusively in government relations. Recommendations are offered to alleviate the concerns raised by undergraduate programs about political practica.
School of Social Work
Wolk, James L., Jackie E. Pray, Toby Weismiller, and David Dempsey. "Political practica: Educating social work students for policymaking." Journal of Social Work Education 32, no. 1 (1996): 91-100.
Journal of Social Work Education