Cultural Competency and Social Work Students Research Paper by cee-cee

Cultural Competency and Social Work Students
An investigation of the level of cultural competency in school social work students, as it applies to awareness about the race of the student.
# 107037 | 10,728 words | 56 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 19, 2008 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Ethnic Studies (General)

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This research paper discusses the dynamic of cultural competency for the school social work student. It particularly explores the factors of awareness (e.g., attitudes), perceptions and practices that empower cultural competency for the school social work student. The paper also investigates whether cultural competency by the instructor offers insight into the dynamic of how race and ethnicity may impact the student and instructor working alliance.

Table of Contents:
Chapter One -- Introduction
Hypothesis and Research Statement
Defining Cultural Competence
Cultural Competency
Cultural Competence Practice and Training: Overview
Strategy and Practice
Moving Towards Cultural Competence
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability
Statement of the Problem
Significance of the Study
Chapter Two -- Review of the Literature
Theoretical Framework
Research Hypothesis
Research Questions
Terms and Definitions
Chapter Three - Research Design and Statistical Procedures
Research Participants
Chapter Four - Findings

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arredondo, P., Toperek, R., Brown, S. P., Jones, J., Locke, D. C., Sanchez, J., & Stradler, H. (1996). Operationalization of multicultural counseling competencies. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 24, 42-78.
  • Atkinson, D.R., Maruyama, M. & Matsui, S. (1978). The effects of counselor race and counseling approach on Asian-Americans perceptions of counselor credibility and utility. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 25, 76-83.
  • Atkinson, D.R. & Matsushita, Y.J. (1991). Japanese-American acculturation, counseling style, counselor ethnicity, and perceived counselor credibility. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 38, 473-478.
  • Bernard, J. M. (1994). Multicultural supervision: A reaction to Leong and Wagner, Cook, Priest, and Fukuyama. Counseling Education and Supervision, 34, 159-171.
  • Bernard, J. M., & Goodyear, R. K. (1998). Fundamentals of social work (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

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