International Handbook on Social Work Education

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Thomas D. Watts, Doreen Elliott, Nazneen Sada Mayadas
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - Education - 453 pages
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Experts from around the world fill a major gap about social work education with their survey of the state of the field in over 23 countries and regions within the Americas (United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America, South America, Argentina), Europe (United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Germany, Central/Eastern Europe, Russia and the Republics), Africa (Africa, Zimbabwe, South Africa), the Middle East (the Middle East and Egypt, Israel), and Asia and the Pacific (Asia/Pacific, Australia, India, Bangladesh, Japan, China). This reference guide also considers social work education from a comparative and global perspective in terms of current problems and programs and future prospects. Social workers, educators, academics, and professionals will gain from the country studies, international overview, and lengthy bibliographies.

 

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Contents

Africa
223
Zimbabwe
241
South Africa
261
Middle East and Egypt
281
Israel
305
Asia and the Pacific
321
Australia
339
India
355

Argentina
87
Europe
103
United Kingdom
123
Sweden
145
France
161
Germany
177
Central and Eastern Europe
191
Russia and the Republics
211
Bangladesh
367
Japan
389
China
403
Comparative and International Overview
421
Index
441
About the Editors and Contributors
451
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Page 2 - International social work, on the other hand, should focus on the profession and practice in different parts of the world, especially the place of the organized profession in different countries, the different roles that social workers perform, the practice methods they use, the problems they deal with, and the many challenges they face. It may also sometimes refer to the practice of social work in international agencies or programs.
Page xvi - Work, the International Association of Schools of Social Work, and the International Federation of Social Workers bring together the practitioners affiliated with national associations of social workers.
Page 3 - Workers are dedicated to service for the welfare and self-fulfillment of human beings; to the development and disciplined use of scientific knowledge regarding human and societal behavior; to the development of resources to meet individual, group, national and international needs and aspirations; and to the achievement of social justice.
Page 2 - Social workers are dedicated to the welfare and self-realization of human beings; to the development and disciplined use of scientific knowledge regarding human and societal behaviours; to the development of resources to meet individual, group, national and international needs and aspirations; and to the achievement of social justice for all.

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About the author (1995)

THOMAS D. WATTS is Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. His most recent book, coauthored with Doreen Elliott and Nazneen S. Mayadas, The World of Social Welfare (1990), deals with social welfare services internationally. Other books include Native American Youth and Alcohol: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1989) and Black Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: An Annotated Bibliography(Praeger, 1986).

DOREEN ELLIOTT is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Doctoral program at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her published works include Gender, Delinquency, and Society (1988), Teaching and Learning for Practice (1985), and Residential Care: A Reader in Current Practice and Theory (1980).

NAZNEEN MAYADAS is Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has coedited with Paul Glasser, Group Workers at Work, and has published several journal articles and book chapters related to social work education and practice concerns.

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