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Group support for transformational social work education: a study of the Black Academics Forum (BAF)

Tedam, P., Matoo, G., Mano, I. and Singh, S. (2016) Group support for transformational social work education: a study of the Black Academics Forum (BAF). Groupwork. 25(2), pp. 89-111. 1746-6091.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: The importance of formal and informal support for professional social workers cannot be overemphasised and this is true for social work academics who view themselves as belonging to minority groups. This paper outlines the development of the Black Academics Forum (BAF) within the Division of Social Work at the University of Northampton as a strategy to transform social work education for students, its members and ultimately for users of social work services. The benefits of BAF are considered within the context of feeling ‘lost inside space’ and providing a forum to self define whilst drawing upon the values of belonging, acceptance and trust. The challenges and limitations are considered alongside aspirations for the future of the group.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV11 Social work education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers and administrators > LB1731.4 Mentoring in education
Creators: Tedam, Prospera, Matoo, Gurbax, Mano, Irine and Singh, Sukwinder
Publisher: PKP Publishing Services Network
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society > Social Work
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Applied Social Studies & Sociology
Date: 24 March 2016
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 89-111
Journal or Publication Title: Groupwork
Volume: 25
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 1746-6091
Status: Published / Disseminated

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