A Study on Social Worker's Experience in Community Practice -focused on community welfare centers-

사회복지사의 지역사회실천 경험에 관한 연구 : 사회복지관을 중심으로

  • 최옥채 (전북대학교 사회복지학, 사회과학연구소)
  • Published : 2003.02.28


This study is designed to investigate social worker's experience in community practice at community welfare centers. Especially this study is conducted to identify the question; how do social workers experience community practice? For the study, data is collected from 11 social workers by depth interview. Using the Grounded theory, the data is analysed by open coding, axial coding, and selective coding. Finally the core category is become known that community practice is the piled up process of developmental experience throw willful efforts and various strategies under poor circumstances. The findings are as follows: (1) the experienced social workers seriously consider residents, community, social workers, and community welfare centers as the core participant in community practice. (2) the experienced community practitioners use various strategies on the whole process. (3) a system needs to be built to train community practitioners based on the cooperation of universities and community centers.