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Examining the curricula for entry-level social workers in aging-related fields.

Authors
  • Ma, Ambrose
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of gerontological social work
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2009
Volume
52
Issue
3
Pages
315–329
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/01634370802609189
PMID: 19308834
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The rapidly growing older population necessitates the provision of more gerontological social workers. This study evaluates the social work programs that are offered by a university in Hong Kong, based on separate surveys of alumni and employers. It also examines the effects of alumni background characteristics on perceived training adequacy. The training is found to be moderately adequate in preparing the alumni for practice in aging-related jobs, but there is a need to improve the existing curricula. Implications for the improvement of the curricula and suggestions for further studies are also discussed.

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