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Global social work: crossing borders, blurring boundaries
Edited by Carolyn Noble, Helle Strauss and Brian Littlechild
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781743324042

Global social work: crossing borders, blurring boundaries is a collection of ideas, debates and reflections on key issues concerning social work as a global profession, such as its theory, its curricula, its practice, its professional identity; its concern with human rights and social activism, and its future directions. Apart from emphasising the complexities of working and talking about social work across borders and cultures, the volume focuses on the curricula of social work programs from as many regions as possible to showcase what is being taught in various cultural, sociopolitical and regional contexts. Exploring the similarities and differences in social work education across many countries of the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific, the book provides a reference point for moving the current social work discourse towards understanding the local and global context in its broader significance.

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  • Social work education in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia 

    Staniforth, Barbara; Noble, Carolyn
    Published 2014-09-08
    Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia have unique histories which have strongly shaped the development of social work education within their settings. This chapter explores the commonalities and differences of each country ...
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  • Social work education in the United States: beyond boundaries 

    Shockley, Clara; Baskind, Frank R.
    Published 2014-09-08
    Today in the United States of America, social work education at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels enjoys high demand, while continuously evolving in response to its environment and the changing context of ...
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  • The current status and future challenges of social work education in South Korea 

    Han, In-young; Lim, Jung-won
    Published 2014-09-08
    The growth in the number of social workers in the past six decades has been accompanied by a dramatic shift in social work education in South Korea. However, the quality of social work education was not fully considered. ...
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  • Economic crises, neoliberalism, and the US welfare state: trends, outcomes and political struggle 

    Abramovitz, Mimi
    Published 2014-09-08
    The rise of neoliberalism in the US represents a response to the second economic crisis of the 20th century. Seeking to restore profits and economic growth, neoliberal proponents called for redistributing income upwards ...
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  • The Nordic welfare model, civil society and social work 

    Askeland, Gurid Aga; Strauss, Helle
    Published 2014-09-08
    Over several years the United Nations (UN) has been ranking the Nordic populations amongst the happiest in the world. One of the factors that seem to contribute to the happiness is an underlying trust between people. Another ...
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