December 15, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Dr. Dora Tam, Associate Professor in the King's School of Social Work, has been awarded a full scholarship from the Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program (CCSEP). Dr. Tam will conduct a research study in “Examining the Assessment of Professional Suitability for Social Work in China” in the Spring of 2016. This research project is an extension of Dr. Tam’s previous studies on professional suitability for social work in the past 12 years. Data collection of this project will be conducted in Guangzhou China for four months in collaboration with social work researchers from the Sun Yat-Sen University. The objective of this research is aimed to: 1) examine the roles and functions of educational programs in assuring admission, retention and graduation of qualify social workers; 2) identify guiding principles for the assessment of professional suitability; and 3) use those guiding principles to develop appropriate measures for social work in China. Findings from this research project will serve to inform social work educational programs in China to develop appropriate assessment for screening purposes at admission, during the program, or for field placement decision making.

The CCSEP is a partnership between the Foreign, Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and the China Scholarship Council. The purpose of CCSEP is to support Canadian academics, students and professionals who wish to study and/or conduct research in subject areas related to China at participating Chinese institutions.

Dr. Tam highly encourages King’s students and faculty who are interested in extending their study or research in China to review the CCSEP’s website as it is open for next round of competition for the 2016 – 2017 academic year.

Congratulations to Dr. Tam on her scholarship award.