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Call for Papers - Urban Social Work Special Issue

Ubuntu: I am Because We Are!

Special Issue Editor:
Yarneccia D. Dyson, Ph.D., MSW (UNC Greensboro)

Special Issue Co-Editors:
Rosa Rivera McCutchen, Ph.D. (Lehman College)
Zuleka Henderson, Ph.D., LMSW (Columbia University)
Terrell Brown, Ph.D., MSW (Florida A & M University)
Sharon D. Parker, Ph.D., MSW, MA (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)

Urban Social Work, recently honored with a PROSE Award as one of the best scholarly works published in 2017 by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is seeking submissions for a Special Issue to be published in 2018.

This Special Issue is a contribution to the body of knowledge that focuses on the innovative teaching, research, scholarship, and practice methods that are delivered within Social Work programs housed at Historically Black Colleges and/or Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) or taught by faculty members who serve students of African Descent/Hispanic Heritage/will work with urban communities comprised of people of African Descent/Hispanic Heritage.

This Special Issue seeks to highlight the extraordinary and innovative contributions of social work programs in HBCU's and HSI's to social work education as a whole with special emphasis on topics that address social and economic justice within urban communities.

To be considered for publication, manuscripts must address one or more of the following:

  1. Engagement and field practicum experiences with urban communities from the perspective of an HBCU/HSI,
  2. Pedagogy and Social Work Curriculum in HBCU's and HSI's, and
  3. Innovative teaching, learning, and/or advising with practical examples for replication.

Accepted manuscripts must clearly and succinctly describe the implications of social work education in teaching, research, scholarship and/or practice levels.

Questions regarding this Special Issue should be sent to Yarneccia D. Dyson, Ph.D., MSW yddyson@uncg.edu