American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Social Work Students Using Technology to Promote Social Justice: From Student to Advocate
Betty Blackmon, MSW, JD

Social workers have maintained that social justice is one of the most important tenets of their profession. Promoting social justice is the main differentiating factor between social work and other professions. Social workers struggle over the best ways to train students to promote social justice issues and techniques to fight effectively for social justice. Methods to train social workers to advocate for social justice vary and so do the results. Engaging in social justice practice requires the addition of technology and students need to learn the advantages of technology integration into community change efforts. This article describes the integration of technology into the assignments of three community practice courses where students became advocates for change.

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