Postmodernism: A Dead End in Social Work Epistemology

  title={Postmodernism: A Dead End in Social Work Epistemology},
  author={Richard K. Caputo and William M. Epstein and David Stoesz and Bruce A. Thyer},
  journal={Journal of Social Work Education},
  pages={638 - 647}
Postmodernism continues to have a detrimental influence on social work, questioning the Enlightenment, criticizing established research methods, and challenging scientific authority. The promotion of postmodernism by editors of Social Work and the Journal of Social Work Education has elevated postmodernism, placing it on a par with theoretically guided and empirically based research. The inclusion of postmodernism in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on… Expand
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