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Chapter 1: International Social Work
In this chapter, we introduce the concept of social work, especially from the global perspective. A general understanding of how social work has evolved, and continues to evolve, and has spread globally is central to assessing the current and future roles of social work as a global profession. We then introduce our definition and understanding of international social work, for it is that aspect of social work, and the international field within which it operates, that is the topic of this text.
The topic of social work will require no introduction to the majority of readers, but before moving to consider social work as a global profession and our definition of international social work, it may be useful to ...