Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-24-2018

Publication Title

Journal of Social Work Education

Volume

54

Issue

4

Pages

762-775

Publisher Name

Taylor & Francis

Abstract

Despite its emphasis on social justice, social work in the United States has not always attended to issues of diversity in doctoral education. This article examines the state of the discipline’s research on traditionally underrepresented students in U.S. doctoral social work programs. An analysis of relevant peer-reviewed articles from social work journals revealed that this research has focused on demographic trends, degree motivation, student barriers, existing supports, and career navigation. Diversity in U.S. doctoral social work education is vastly understudied with the majority of scholarship focusing on ethnoracial difference. The limitations of this study are discussed, and future research directions are proposed including the need to examine various kinds of social differences and a wider range of support initiatives.

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Author Posting © Taylor & Francis, 2018. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Social Work Education, Volume 54, Issue 4, December 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2018.1503127

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