Meeting the needs of students from different cultures is a big challenge facing schools of social work. A total of 184 secular and faith-based (ultra-Orthodox) social work students in Israel participated in the study. Findings show that ultra-Orthodox students were significantly more interested in individual therapy, while secular students preferred group therapy, supervision or management. In light of the diverse backgrounds of social work students in Israel and throughout the world, it is important to enable accommodation of the study curriculum to suit students’ values and backgrounds, while maintaining the core values of the social work profession, such as engaging in macro and policy practice.
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- Professional preferences
- faith-based minority
- multi-cultural training
- professional socialization
- social work students
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)