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The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work is an organization made up of over 80 social work doctoral program directors worldwide who represent their member Universities. Founded in the late 1970s, GADE primary purpose is to promote rigor in doctoral education in social work, focusing on preparing scholars, researchers, and educators who function as stewards of the discipline.

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Dr.Elizabeth Lightfoot
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Journal for Social Work Education: Call for Papers

Practices and Policies for Doctoral Education and Leadership

Journal of Social Work Education

Call for Papers

Special Section on Practices and Policies for Doctoral Education and Leadership

Guest Editors: Cynthia Franklin, Elizabeth Lightfoot, Sheryl Zimmerman Submission

Deadline: August 11, 2017
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