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ERIC Number: EJ871536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Principles of Effective Practice in International Social Work Field Placements
Lough, Benjamin J.
Journal of Social Work Education, v45 n3 p467-480 Fall 2009
This article explores the conditions under which international social work field placements may be effectively administered. The positive and negative potential of international placements is examined. A review of empirical and theoretical literature in the related fields of service learning and international volunteering reveals that role taking, reflection, intensity, support, and reciprocity are important priorities if placements are to be "transformative" in ways that lead to respect for diversity and a strong commitment to social justice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A