Lifelong Learn. 2021, 11, 225-241

Preference of Methods and Goals of Further Education from the Social Workers‘ Point of View

Gabriela Ježková Petrů

Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, Fakulta managementu, Katedra společenských věd, Jarošovská 1117/II, 377 01 Jindřichův Hradec, Česká republika

Received December 10, 2020
Accepted December 13, 2021

Further education of the employees in the field of social work is one of the future challenges. The goals of further education are constantly changing with regard to the changes in society and the requirements of the clients of social services. Social work represents a multidisciplinary conception of the performed work and a continual need for further education. In organizations, further education is implemented through various educational methods, which are also evolving. The article aims to identify which educational methods in the field of social work are preferred, both within the leading managerial positions and within the ones of social workers, and to describe the goals of further education in both groups. The goal was achieved through the quantitative research conducted in both groups – i.e. the managers and the social workers. Using the Survio platform, the research addressed organizations providing social serviced according to the Register of Social Service Providers of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic. The results were processed using descriptive statistics, and conclusions were drawn based on the results. The results showed different preferences of educational goals for managers who prefer the expansion of competencies and for social workers who prefer development. Research into the preference of educational methods has found that managers and employees prefer professional lectures, self‑education and Internet resources.


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