Experience of Diversity Within the Social Work Department
Arts and Sciences
Department of Social Work
The purpose of this research is to improve understanding of the Implicit Curriculum in the Valparaiso University Department of Social Work. Implicit Curriculum, as defined by the Council on Social Work Education, is "the educational environment in which the explicit curriculum is presented" (CSWE, 2008). Specifically, this project will examine how students from racial, ethnic, religious, and gender majority and minority groups experience the discrepancy between the lack of diversity in the Department of Social Work versus the diversity focus presented in the explicit curriculum. This research will take place in the VU Department of Social Work. We will recruit participants from social work classes by asking them to complete a demographic questionnaire. We will then be interviewing participants based on their answers to the questionnaire.
Schmidt, Melanie; Roettger, Lindsay; Flaherty, Brendan; and Cussick, Arianna, "Experience of Diversity Within the Social Work Department" (2015). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 418.