Partnering with educational leaders to advance social work education in Vietnam
Drabble, Laurie A.; Cohen, Edward; Nguyen, Hoa; Hines, Alice; Faires, Debbie; Tran, Tuan; Ngô, Patrick Thanh An
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Citation:Drabble, L.A., Cohen,E., Nguyễn, H.T., Hines A., Faires, D., Tran, T. and Ngô, P.T.A. (2017). Partnering with Educational Leaders to Advance Social Work Education in Vietnam, Whanake: the Pacific Journal of Community Development, 3(2), 8–19. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4023
This case study describes the leadership component of the Social Work Education Enhancement Project (SWEEP), an international collaboration designed to strengthen the capacity of Vietnam’s undergraduate social work programmes to deliver quality education. SWEEP strategies for building capacity in leadership and administration include the following: 1) leadership development, 2) development of university-specific and collective strategic plans, and 3) improving collaboration among leaders. Thematic analysis of qualitative evaluation data identified eight effective elements of the leadership programme. Findings underscore the importance of partnership and flexibility in planning, as well as the value of supporting a leadership consortium to guide ongoing national efforts for improving higher education in social work.
Keywords:Vietnam, Social Work Education Enhancement Project (SWEEP), social work education, leadership development, higher education
ANZSRC Field of Research:1607 Social Work, 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
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