‘The best and the brightest’: widening participation and social justice in contemporary English social work education

  title={‘The best and the brightest’: widening participation and social justice in contemporary English social work education},
  author={Joe Hanley},
  journal={European Journal of Social Work},
  pages={504 - 514}
  • J. Hanley
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Social Work
ABSTRACT Social work education in England has a long track record of success in widening participation to disadvantaged student populations. However, more recently these successes have instead been cast as a burden that is negatively impacting on the calibre of students entering the profession. Alongside this reconceptualisation, new fast-track models of education have been introduced, providing a quicker and more financially supported a route of entry to the profession. This article critically… Expand
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