If You Give a Social Worker a Classroom: Reflections of a First-Time Social Work Educator
Helba, Sara Jo
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This article explores the reflections of a social worker during her first semester as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate social work course during her doctoral studies. It presents her narrative experience in adapting to the role of educator and integrating this role with her identity as a social worker. Specifically, it discusses purposefulness, balance of interests and concerns, dual role issues, self-awareness, and challenges in grading and ethics for a social worker turned educator by means of relating subjective experiences and reflections.
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