Barriers that Impede Cross-National Intersectionality of Social Work Education: (A Comparative Study of Palestine‘Jordan‘Lebanon and Sudan)

Qusai A. Ibrahim, Ayat J. Nashwan, Hoda N. Sleem, Awatif A. Mohamed, Khalil I. Al-Halalat, Rania M. Mansour, Ahmed H. Tahir, Shamma J. Alfalasi, Kadyri Mustafa

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Abstract

The study aims to identify the barriers that face social work education programs across national borders in the Arab universities from the students' perspective. This is a comparative descriptive study based on a quantitative approach. By using probability sampling and comprehensive social survey method, the study population consisted of (424) students from different social work faculties/ departments at 7 universities in 4 Arab countries. The researchers relied on a scale prepared by them. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for obtaining the results as well as analyzing and discussing them. The survey included questions and items about several variables. The study results revealed that students' responses related to the subject of barriers that encounter social work education programs across national borders in the Arab universities were average. These responses are associated with the variables (faculty members, social work students, social work curriculum, the university textbook, the quality of the library, professional practice institutions, societal/ community recognition of the profession, methods of teaching, field practicum, quality of student’s assessment/ evaluation, social work graduates,and the interaction of the profession with the community issues).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-90
Number of pages28
JournalDirasat: Human and Social Sciences
Volume47
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • The barriers, social work education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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