HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 11, 2013 – Allison Blosser, adjunct professor in the School of Education, recently co-authored an article that was published in the January 2013 edition of “Children and Schools,” a major peer-reviewed journal in the fields of social work and education.
The article, titled “Specialty Practice or Interstitial Practice? A Reconsideration of School Social Work’s Past and Present,” leads the way as being some of the most definite work currently available that defines and traces the field of school social work. It analyzes school social work journal articles to discuss the past, present and future of school social work as a field of practice.
“I draw on information in this article in the multicultural education classes I teach at High Point,” Blosser says. “I want practicing and burgeoning teachers and administrators to understand the historic need for and current value of school social workers, particularly for students living in poverty.”
Blosser, who is a doctoral candidate in cultural and educational policy studies at Loyola University Chicago, is also preparing to present a paper at the Comparative and International Education Society National Conference in March. This research will focus on the integration of comparative and international education into multicultural education courses.