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Masters Thesis


School for Social Work


Smith College. School for Social Work-Curricula, Social work education, Transgender people-Services for, Education, Transgender, Curriculum, Social work


This quantitative study explored the inclusion of transgender specific curriculum provided at the Masters level at Smith College School for Social Work and the degree of competency and level of preparedness it provided graduates of the program. The chosen alumni population was reached through the alumni email network. This study utilized a curriculum survey created by previous researchers, as well as a transphobia scale to perform an attitudinal assessment. It was hypothesized that those who indicated receiving more education on issues specific to the transgender population would feel more competent and more prepared. An additional hypothesis was that those who received more education on the transgender population would also show lower levels of transphobia. Analysis of this research and previous research support both of the hypotheses.




iv, 82 p. : col. ill. Thesis (M.S.W.)--Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass., 2012. Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-65)