|Title:||Social work education as a catalyst for social change and social development: case study of a Master of Social Work Program in China|
|Authors:||Yuen-Tsang, Angelina W.K.|
Ku, Ben H.B.
|Keywords:||social work education|
social services - international cooperation
|Abstract:||In response to the urgent need for professionally trained social workers to help in alleviating emerging social problems in China after the introduction of the market economy, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Peking University launched a Master of Social Work (China) Program for social work educators in 2000, with the aim of developing a critical mass of social work educators to take up the future leadership in developing social work and social work education in China. To date, seven cohorts of over 230 students consisting of social work educators, NGO and government officials have been admitted to the program, and graduates of the program are playing a pivotal role in spearheading the development of social work education and fostering social development through the process. In this paper, the authors will present the vision and mission of the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program, the teaching and learning strategies adopted, and the ways in which the program has facilitated social change and social development through its educational process.|
|Rights and Permissions:||Copyright Sydney University Press|
|Type of Work:||Book chapter|
|Appears in Collections:||Global social work: crossing borders, blurring boundaries|
|Yuen-Tsang-Wang_Chap21_9781743324042.pdf||Chapter 21||1.5 MB||Adobe PDF|
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