Using the case study of the Smith College School for Social Work, Associate Director Annette Garrett explained how students learned social work through the Block Plan of two nine months sessions of supervision in a field work internship, sandwiched between three summers of intense coursework.
A gallery of photos taken by students while on “fieldwork placement” or “internship” at one of several collaborating institutions around the country.
In this 1983 essay, delivered as a speech at the 65th SSW Anniversary, Dean Ann Hartman, M.S.S. 1954, examined assumptions and implications with regard to world view and epistemologies. She offered the claim by Carol Gilligan in her book, In A Different Voice that women have a different way of thinking than men and asked what the implications are of that insight.
In her oral history about attending SSW in the mid 1980s, Joanne Frustaci said “the racism course” was a standard part of the curriculum and, in her experience, the only class during which race was discussed. How does her experience fit into the history of the SSW curriculum? Explore this page to find out!
Dean Anita Lightburn shares with the Journal her thoughts about the social work profession and her goals for the future of the Smith College School for Social Work.