Crossing Borders through Cyberspace: A Discussion of a Social Work Education Electronic Exchange Pilot Project across the Atlantic

Carter-Anand, Janet and Clarke, Kris (2009) Crossing Borders through Cyberspace: A Discussion of a Social Work Education Electronic Exchange Pilot Project across the Atlantic. pp. 583-597. ISSN 02615479

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Abstract

This article discusses a trial electronic exchange project developed between social work education departments in the Republic of Ireland and the USA. It outlines the contemporary significance and challenges of integrating global content into national social work curricula, which are often strongly tied to statutory or accreditation requirements. The mechanics of the exchange are explained and critiqued in detail. An illustrative example of how the transnational students discussed two questions is analyzed. The article finds that an international electronic exchange has great potential to make global social work real to students by allowing them to cross borders through cyberspace, however it requires careful planning and attention to cultural and educational system differences. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Social Work Education is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Carter-Anand, Janet 1 Clarke, Kris 2; Affiliation: 1: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 2: California State University, Ireland; Source Info: Sep2009, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p583; Subject Term: SOCIAL work education; Subject Term: CYBERSPACE; Subject Term: SOCIAL sciences -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: EDUCATION -- Computer network resources; Subject Term: STUDENT exchange programs; Subject Term: IRELAND; Subject Term: UNITED States; Author-Supplied Keyword: Diversity and Equality Learning Modules; Author-Supplied Keyword: Global Social Justice; Author-Supplied Keyword: Innovative Learning Technology; Author-Supplied Keyword: International Social Work; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611710 Educational Support Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923110 Administration of Education Programs; Number of Pages: 15p; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SOCIAL work education; CYBERSPACE; SOCIAL sciences -- Study & teaching; EDUCATION -- Computer network resources; STUDENT exchange programs; IRELAND; UNITED States; Diversity and Equality Learning Modules; Global Social Justice; Innovative Learning Technology; International Social Work
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 16:37
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 16:37
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1953

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