Social work is a profession that is increasingly involved with issues which have a global dimension. This Handbook tackles the global/local aspect of social work in its various forms and interrogates the key concerns that societies are facing through an international lens. The contributors show that, with an appreciation of commonalities and differences, local practices and appropriate forms of international activity can be better developed.

Social Work Education: The International Dimension

Social work education: The international dimension


Social work education today reflects the realities of global interdependence. Both economic and technological globalisations have impacted professional education for social workers. As a contextual profession, social work is influenced by both the societal and organisational environments in which it is practised. This is equally true for the educational programmes providing professional training. The development and focus of social work education around the world, thus, is increasingly impacted by international trends and issues.

This chapter will first give attention to the global scene and its effect on social work education. It will then examine the current structure and status of social work's international dimension, with particular emphasis on the International Association of Schools of Social ...

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