International Social Work

International Social Work : Professional Action in an Interdependent World

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"International Social Work: Professional Action in an Interdependent World" is a comprehensive new text covering 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

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 160 x 233.7 x 15.2mm | 476.28g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 halftones, 2 line illustrations
  • 0195124464
  • 9780195124460
  • 2,005,524

Review quote

"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

Table of contents

FOREWARD BY KATHERINE A. KENDALL; PREFACE; CHAPTER 1 INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK: WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?; CHAPTER 2 THE HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL WORK; CHAPTER 3 INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTION: A SELECTIVE HISTORY; CHAPTER 4 SOCIAL WORK AROUND THE WORLD TODAY: CURRENT PRACTICE; CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL INTERDEPENDENCE; CHAPTER 6 INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS; CHAPTER 7 VALUES AND ETHICS FOR INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTION; CHAPTER 8 INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE BY LARA HERSCVITCH; CHAPTER 9 INTERNATIONAL/DOMESTIC PRACTICE INTERFACE; CHAPTER 10 UNDERSTANDING AND INFLUENCING GLOBAL POLICY; CHAPTER 11 EDUCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTION: CURRENT REALITIES, FUTURE CHALLENGES; CHAPTER 12 CONCLUSION: SOCIAL WORK AS A FORCE FOR HUMANE GLOBAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT; GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ACRONYMS; APPENDICES: IFSW CODE OF ETHICS, U.N. SUMMIT FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - 10 COMITMENTS CHART - MILESTONES IN INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORKshow more

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