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 and Education

Social Work and Education

Social work and education
MarionHuxtable, Cynthia A.Sottie and KhuajinUlziitungalag


Social work and education are complementary professions. The purpose of social work is to promote human wellbeing, human rights and social justice, with special attention to those who are marginalised by society, experiencing oppression, poverty or disability. Education is dedicated to developing human potential through transmitting knowledge, skills and values. Social work, using ecological systems theory to mobilize the strengths of school, family and community, is well-suited to supporting education by helping learners (from pre-school through tertiary education, including informal education and adult literacy) to overcome obstacles to educational success.

With the fast pace of social change, schools are increasingly recognizing that they cannot handle alone the issues that prevent the success of their students, ...

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