International Social Work

International Social Work : Professional Action in an Interdependent World

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This text addresses social work history, practice, policy and education from an international perspective. It provides a sound foundation for future academic or career exploration of international social work for the student or practitioner with a special interest in the field. This book provides a thorough overview of the international dimensions of the increasingly global profession of social work.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, glossary
  • 0195124456
  • 9780195124453

Table of contents

International social work - what is it and why is it important?; the history of the development of social work; international professional action - a selective history; social work around the world today - current practice; global interdependence; international social welfare organizations and their functions; values and ethics for international professional action; international relief and development practice; international/domestic practice interface; understanding and influencing global policy; education for international professional action - current realities, future challenges; conclusion - social work as a force for humane global change and development.show more

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"Lynne Healy's book is a welcome addition to the growing literature in the field. The book is well organized, comprehensive, and very readable."--Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, March, 2002"The publication of this thoroughly researched and scholarly presentation of international social welfare and social work in its every aspect-policy, practice, history, education, ethics, and values-is an event to be celebrated."--Katherine A. Kendall, Ph.D., Honorary President, IASSW (from the Foreword)show more

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