Preparing Students For Research And For Work With The Transgender Population: Exploring The Results Of An Innovative Course Pairing

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Denise Levy Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dept. of Social Work (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: In an effort to provide opportunities for social work students to develop competencies for research and for working with transgender individuals, the authors paired content in two separate undergraduate courses: cultural competence and research methods. A qualitative research study was designed to assess the impact of this curricular approach. Following completion of the two courses, students participated in focus groups to discuss their experiences and what they learned through the unique course pairing. Analysis of the focus group transcripts revealed that students developed new understanding and knowledge related to research, the transgender population, attitudes about this population, and how to advocate for this population.

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Denise L. Levy, Gail Leedy & Geri Miller (2013). Preparing Students for Research and for Work with the Transgender Population: Exploring the Results of an Innovative Course Pairing, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 25:3, 306-325, DOI: 10.1080/10538720.2013.806879. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2013
transgender, experiential learning, teaching, social work, research, cultural competence

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