Social Work Practices

Social Work Practices : Global Perspectives, Challenges and Educational Implications

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Social work has always embraced the service of helping people. But since its beginnings around the mid-1870's, two fronts within social work have been divided in their view on how to best do this. One front has promoted the scientific approach to fight social injustice through its association with a theoretically based university education of social workers. The other front has avoided this approach, instead leaning towards a course-based practical training of social workers where the puritan helper view were essential for deciding whether the client deserved help or not. This book discusses the practices of social work and the different global perspectives on the topic. It also includes challenges involved in social work, as well as educational implications.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 226 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 19.05mm | 608g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1633213153
  • 9781633213159
  • 2,132,129

Table of contents

PrefaceSocial Work as a Profession: Made Insecure by its Own History and Abraham Flexner?(Nicolay Gausel, Centre for Emotion Research, University College Ostfold, Halden, Norway)Chinese Strategies on Juvenile Delinquency and Correctional Social Work: Development and Practice(Xue Weng, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, China)Social Work Interventions at Different Stages of Disaster Illustrated by Asian Experiences(Wong HC Johnston, Beijing Normal University Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, China)Tactics Employed in Supervisory Conflicts: A Case Study from the Social Work Education in Hong Kong, China(Kathy Kam-ping Leung, Hong Kong SAR)Social Work Education across Borders: Multiple Layers of Conceptualisation(Kerry Brydon, Monash University Department of Social Work, Australia)For Complete Table of Contents, please visit our website at
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