OSVRTI, PRIKAZI, POLEMIKE
COMPETENCIES FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: A MODEL FOR INFORMING SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION AND OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
Social work profession promotes human and community well-being through its quest for economic and social justice and prevention of violation of human rights. Social work education is basis and key factor for shaping the profession’s future and competent professionals. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) uses the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) to accredit baccalaureate and master’s-level social work programs. Core competencies form the base for curriculum for social work education in United States. The competencies are identified as the explicit curriculum. The resulting practice behaviors that may be used to operationalize the curriculum and assessment methods are general and advance practice. In this paper the author presents the core competences which form the base for curriculum development and subsequent assessment of educational outcomes as well as the resulting practice behaviours.