The impact of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI): cultivating cultural humility among social work students
cultural competence, cultural humility, diversity, diversity training, social work education
Social Work Education
Cultural humility, understanding others’ culture and the impact of one’s own culture on interactions with others, is recognized in many professions as a requirement for effective practice. However, cultural humility is difficult to define and even more elusive to measure. In an exploratory study of social work students, a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) diversity issues workshop was used during program orientation to introduce participants to the importance of understanding one’s own culture and its potential impact on future practice. The intent was to ‘prime’ students’ thinking for course content, class discussions, and practicum experiences. The authors created an instrument to measure the potential impact of the workshop. The results of that study are reported here along with implications for future research and practice.
Department of Social Work
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Dickinson, Rebecca; Haskins, Motier; and Saunders, Jeanne A., "The impact of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI): cultivating cultural humility among social work students" (2021). Faculty Publications. 176.