Title

Legal Issues Related to Social Work Program Admissions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Description

Social work programs are faced with making difficult decisions when considering student admissions. Social work educators have the responsibility for first-line gatekeeping for the profession. This responsibility involves screening out the "unsuitable" applicant. Educators must exercise caution and be aware of the legal constraints affecting admissions and retention decisions. This study analyzes relevant court cases and reviews by a number of legal experts. Guidelines are developed to assist social work educators in the admission process.

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