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Journal of Social Work Education

Call for Papers: Special Section on Practices and Policies for Doctoral Education and Leadership

The Journal on Social Work Education (JSWE) announces a call for papers for a special section titled Practices and Policies for Doctoral Education and Leadership. JSWE invites scholarly papers addressing relevant issues, innovations, and solutions regarding how to create, manage, and sustain effective doctoral programs, including how to build the capacity of doctoral programs so they are better equipped to prepare graduates for careers in social work education. Systematic reviews of the literature and empirical and conceptual papers that inform the challenges of and solutions to doctoral program leadership, capacity building, and pedagogy will be accepted for the special section. 

Examples of topics include the following:

• Issues of program administration • Building culture and climate of programs for millennials and diverse students • Admissions and resources, such as recruiting students and providing financial support • Student preparation, such as curriculum, mentoring, research preparation, and practice experience • Student products, such as types of dissertations and publications • Career services and pathways, such as job market trends and finding a job

Guest Editors: Cynthia Franklin, Elizabeth Lightfoot, Sheryl Zimmerman

Deadline: August 11, 2017