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ERIC Number: EJ1106138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Social Justice and the Capabilities Approach: Seeking a Global Blueprint for the EPAS
Carlson, Juliana; Nguyen, Hoa; Reinardy, James
Journal of Social Work Education, v52 n3 p269-282 2016
The concept of social justice shapes several of the competencies and practice behaviors of the Council of Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Furthermore, a global perspective guides the social work profession and influences its educational programs. A number of social work scholars have adopted the capabilities approach, as defined by economist Amartya Sen and political scientist Martha Nussbaum, as a globally relevant social justice framework. This article builds on this scholarship, suggesting that the capabilities approach provides a blueprint to rethink and conceptualize the EPAS social justice pedagogy in the global context. Teaching illustrations integrating the capabilities approach in an EPAS curriculum are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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