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Future Challenges for International Social Work
Future challenges for international social work

Our definition of international social work, set out in Chapter 1, highlights the role for social work intervention, in education and practice terms, to respond “to the various global challenges that are having a significant impact on the well-being of large sections of the world's population.” The definition goes on to argue for the application of the integrated-perspectives approach to the analysis of international situations and responses to them—in other words, our understanding of social work, and its place in the world internationally, needs to synthesize the global, human rights, ecological, and social development perspectives (Chapter 2). However, as the text proceeds, it is made clear that social work locally could also, with ...

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