ERIC Number: EJ996377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Work Education and Global Issues: Implications for Social Work Practice
Edwards, Beverly L.
Education, v131 n3 p580-586 Spr 2011
If social workers are to become more effectively involved in international organizations and global issues, the international dimension of social work education must be strengthened. Educational programs for social workers around the world give only limited attention to social issues that extend beyond national boundaries. Schools of social work have some international content but it is focused on cross-national policy and program comparisons rather than global issues and practice roles (Hokenstad & Kendall, 1995). This paper provides a perspective on social work education and global issues and explores the global issues facing social work practice in the 21st century and beyond. In addition, this paper explores the need for both education and exchange in social work practice.
Descriptors: Social Work, International Organizations, Caseworkers, Comparative Analysis, Public Policy, Cross Cultural Studies, Counselor Training, Counselor Role
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