A Stakeholder Analysis of Admission in a Baccalaureate Social Work Program
Social work programs shape the profession through their admission practices. A stakeholder analysis of a baccalaureate social work program was conducted to seek stakeholder perspectives on admission practices through interviews and focus groups with 53 participants representing seven stakeholder groups. Results suggest that external stakeholders such as field instructors, social service employers, and adjunct faculty members are not widely represented in the BSW admission process. Four categories of stake-holder expectations for social work admission were found: gatekeeping for professional suitability, a process of self-reflection for students, an indicator of educational quality for the social work program, and progression of students’ professional socialization as a social worker. Findings provide insights to inform faculty as they oversee social work admission.
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Street, Lisa A., Cynthia J. MacGregor, and Jeffrey H. Cornelius-White. "A stakeholder analysis of admission in a baccalaureate social work program." Journal of Social Work Education 55, no. 1 (2019): 34-49.
Journal of Social Work Education