Beyond Qualification: Experiences of Black Social Workers on a Post-Qualifying Course

CHANNER, Y. and DOEL, M. (2009). Beyond Qualification: Experiences of Black Social Workers on a Post-Qualifying Course. Social work education, 28 (4), 396-412.

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This article reports on the findings from a small-scale qualitative study of the experiences of five black women studying on a Post-Qualifying Child Care Award (PQCCA). The study considered the expectations of the women, their experiences of recruitment and selection, and support for the candidates from their agency and from the universities offering the programme. Also reported are the experiences of the course content, course completion and the specific experience of being a black candidate on the course. The article sets all this in the context of post-qualifying education, current child care practice and the relevant literature. We make extensive use of the rich data provided by the five respondents in the study, and conclude with recommendations arising from the black women themselves and the researchers reflections on their experiences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this paper has been published in Social Work Education, 28(4), 396-412 © Taylor and Francis
Uncontrolled Keywords: race, black social workers, post-qualifying education, child care practice, supervision
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Page Range: 396-412
Depositing User: Caroline Fixter
Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 15:31
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 08:03

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