ERIC Number: ED410424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Indigenisation in Social and Community Work Education.
de Kock, D.; Hall, T.; Hayden, W.; Katan, J.; Kuse, T. T.; Lombard, J.; Osei-Hwedie, K.; Steyn, J. N.; Triegaardt, J. D.; Van Zyl, M. A.
This collection of nine papers is intended for policy makers and educators and marks the beginning of new emphasis on and debate about the indigenization of social and community work education in South Africa. "'New Careers for the Poor': A Review of the Career of an Innovative Idea" (Joseph Katan) reviews and examines the history of the idea of employing indigenous workers in human service organizations and the factors that affected its course of development. It traces the beginning of the idea of idigenization from the 1960s to present day concerns. "The Need for the Indigenisation of the Education of Social Workers in South Africa" (Thobeka T. Kuse) proposes that social work training incorporate the values of the people if it is to be effective in terms of service delivery."The Family Services Associate Curriculum: Social Work Education for Indigenous Workers" (Wilburn Hayden, Jr.) describes the curriculum. "Southern African Regional Approaches to Indigenising Social Work Education and Practice: The Case of Botswana" (Kwaku Osei-Hwedie) focuses on the seeming inability of programs to indigenize and the factors leading to this situation. "Indigenisation of Social Work Education: A Personal View at a University" (Jean D. Triegaardt) explores and analyzes those issues that have an impact on the process of indigenization from a university point of view. "Indigenisation of Social and Community Work Education: A Personal Technikon View" (Desiree de Kock) looks at the important role technikons (technical schools) have to play. "South African Perspectives of Indigenisation: A Personal Technikon View" (J. N. Steyn) concentrates on a technikon approach to the offering of courses. "The South African Curriculum and Qualification Requirements for Social Workers" (Jouberto Lombard) focuses on an overview of the origin and development of curricula and qualification requirements, explains the present curriculum and qualification requirements, and discusses a personal vision for them. "The UK (United Kingdom) Approach to Social Work Education and Qualification: The Diploma in Social Work" (Tony Hall) is partly a description of the new approach to social work and social care training and partly a case study in institutional change. Individual chapters contain references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Services, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Health Personnel, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Human Services, Indigenous Personnel, Indigenous Populations, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Professional Education, Social Work, Social Workers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa