The introduction of information technology into social work education is essential and inevitable. Little, however, is known about the current use of computers in schools of social work. This study is the first to focus on the variety and availability of hardware and software; the extent to which computer-related courses are integrated into the curriculum; and the types of computers, uses, and users in schools of social work. The sample consists of non-US schools drawn from the membership of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and US schools drawn from the membership of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The study tested three hypotheses: A. Schools in the United States use computers significantly more and for more
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Social Work Education|
|State||Published - 1990|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study, sponsored by the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), reports findings from an international study assessing the variety and availability of information technology in schools of social work. It focuses on: A) The variety and availability of hardware and software; B) their accessibility to faculty and students; C) the extent to which the schools have incorporated information technology into their curricula; and D) use of computer applications by the schools. Based on the findings of this study, we recommend curriculum and policy modifications and suggest areas for further research.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)