Teaching Content on Social Work Practice with Religious Congregations: A Curriculum Module

Michael Sherr, Terry Wolfer


This pilot study represents an effort to implement and evaluate use of a curriculum
module on Charitable Choice and social work practice in a faith-based
organization. Using a nonequivalent control group design, repeated measures
MANOVA showed significant differences between the treatment (n=54) and comparison
groups (n=53) on knowledge and degree of comfort at posttest. Despite the use of
a small sample (n=107) of MSW students at a public university in the Southeast, the
findings provide initial support for further use and future evaluations of curriculum
modules covering specific content on practice in faith-based settings.


Religion; congregations; case; macro; practice; education

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