Challenges, Changes, and Impact of the Council on Social Work Education Womens Council: An Update
Journal of Social Work Education
West Virginia University, School of Social Work, P.O. Box 6830, Morgantown, WV, United States; Social Work Program, University of Washington Tacoma, United States; University of Louisville, United States; University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa; Wayne State University, United States
This article highlights the contributions of the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (Womens Council) as well as the role and status of women in social work education. For this historical analysis update, the authors drew on several primary and secondary data sources. The first major theme was organizational development (e.g., organizational commitment, strategic planning, and sustainability). The second major theme was contributions to social work education (e.g., furthering the knowledge base, influencing accreditation standards, and monitoring equity). These major themes and subthemes remained constant from the previous publication on the history of the WC (Alvarez et al., 2008), underscoring the resilience, commitment and persistence of the WC to keep a sharp focus on infusing feminist perspectives into social work education. Copyright © Council on Social Work Education.