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Chapter 2: The Integrated-Perspectives Approach to International Social Work
The definition of international social work given in Chapter 1 contains reference to an integrated-perspectives approach as a framework for international social work practice, and it is to this approach that we now turn. The model in Figure 2.1 shows the integration of four perspectives to constitute the integrated-perspectives approach. We shall consider each of the four perspectives in its own right before considering the integration of the four as the overall approach to international social work practice suggested here.
However, a summary of the part played by the four perspectives may be helpful at this point. The global perspective establishes the boundaries of the approach and highlights the essential unity of ...