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ERIC Number: EJ871523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 98
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Poverty-Aware Social Work Practice: A Conceptual Framework for Social Work Education
Krumer-Nevo, Michal; Weiss-Gal, Idit; Monnickendam, Menachem
Journal of Social Work Education, v45 n2 p225-243 Spr-Sum 2009
Despite the profound commitment of social work toward people living in poverty, the social work profession has failed to develop practice based on awareness of poverty. This article shows the ways in which poverty became a marginal issue in social work practice, reviews the literature on teaching poverty in international context, and then explicates the expected educational results and the main course and fieldwork contents. The proposed framework for poverty-aware social work education includes knowledge acquisition, structuring of professional values, skills development, and experiencing. A consideration of the ways in which this content may be integrated into the existing social work curriculum concludes this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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