2 edition of Social work education in Africa found in the catalog.
Social work education in Africa
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-136) and index.
|LC Classifications||HV40.8.A35 H35 1990|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||156 p. :|
|Number of Pages||156|
|LC Control Number||92981100|
The most important thing that I ever learned as a social worker is how to do a needs assessment. Whether assessing an individual, a couple, a country, or the entire world, social work gave me the tools to evaluate what is going on and how to take action. I was in Africa five years ago and went again in August and September of The first step for many people interested in becoming a social worker is to obtain a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited college or university. Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programs prepare students for entry-level, professional, generalist social work practice and for graduate.
Challenges existing accounts of how social protection has spread in Africa, providing clearer and more credible insights into this important phenomenon; Includes a concise overview chapter that sets out the work in context and . Here, we build on that foundation, considering policies, functioning and philosophies of social work education in Africa. Before going ahead, countries’ welfare system have to be understood within the historical context of the way in which each particular society’s basic institutions were influenced by and responded to the external.
FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION AND PRACTICE Several key factors have challenged and influenced social work education and practice in Africa. Some were responsible for molding social work education and practice in the early stages; others are responsible for shaping them as they currently exist. Africa is a vast continent. Social work has its roots in the attempts of society at large to deal with the problem of poverty and inequality. Social work is intricately linked with the idea of charity work; but must be understood in broader terms. The concept of charity goes back to ancient times, and the practice of providing for the poor has roots in all major world religions.
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Social Work in Africa is aimed at programs and practise in Ghana; at the same time, it is intended as a framework for the creation of culturally relevant social work curricula in other African countries and other contexts. The Amazon Book Review Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more.
Cited by: All recent books on international social work mention Africa only briefly and few engage with the broader field of development studies.
This book focuses solely on the unique African context engaging with issues relating to social work and development more broadly thus enabling a deeper examination and more complex and nuanced picture to by: 1. self, international social work, and immigrants and refugees.
Her book, Social Work in Africa: Exploring Culturally Relevant Social Work Education and Practice in Ghana, was published in Other books include Lying Down in the Ever-falling Snow: Canadian Health Care Professionals’ Experiences of Compassion Fatigue and Sherpa in My Backpack.
Historical influences affecting social work education in Africa 1. Sub-Saharan African universities – Historical context 2. Sub-Saharan African universities – Current state B. Institutions affecting social work education in Africa 1. International level 2. Continental level 3. National level 4.
Summary C. History of social work in Ghana. Keywords: social work practice, Africa, social work education, social development Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
IFSW Africa. Social Work has a long history in Africa stemming back to pre-colonial times. The region now comprises 25 IFSW members who are working toward the establishment of a recognised social work profession association in all the region’s countries, and the visibility of the profession’s contributions in addressing the complex factors of poverty, HIV eradication.
Thereafter, some existing political and social challenges in East Africa are outlined, followed by a discussion of social work education and practice in these countries. As a next step, the key components, the conceptual framework and the methodology of a project on the promotion of professional social work in East Africa (PROSOWO) are presented.
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International Social Work provides information on current international developments in education and training relevant to social work, social welfare and community development. In addition to full-length articles, the journal features shorter “brief notes” contributions, as well as news and views from the owner associations.
The African Journal of Social Work is an international refereed journal that serves as a forum for exchanging ideas and knowledge and discussing issues relevant to social work practice, education and research in the African ing 2 issues a year, the Journal is published by the National Association of Social Workers (Zimbabwe) and is committed to reflecting.
The Challenge of Social Work inAfrica 21 social work practice in Africa, thispaper explores some of thebasic but fundamen-talissues which the social work profession must resolve in order tobe responsive and more ~levant to African socio-economic development The question that underlies this discussion is: what are some of the requirements of what Midgley.
On a more professional basis however, social work in Africa is a relatively young having been introduced in the s. Although the first school of social work—the Cairo School of Social Work in Egypt—was established way back in. The book is intended for use by those involved in social work and social development practice, social work educators, students, as well as policy makers.
It is relevant not just for audiences in Africa but also the global social work community, especially those interested in promoting culturally relevant social work. In: KOTZE, F. & McKENDRICK, B. (eds), Transforming social work education.
Proceedings of the joint universities’ committee’s annual conference on transforming social work education.
Bellville: University of the Western Cape Department of Social Work. LOWE, G.R. South African Social Work and the norm of injustice. More than ever, social work education needs to adequately equip students with relevant knowledge and skills to respond to the aforementioned challenges.
This book will be useful to educators, practitioners, policymakers, and students as it practically covers sixty chapters from forty three countries located in different regions of the world.”.
Founded. Amsterdam Netherlands History. Founded JulAmsterdam (Netherlands). Previously referred to as Eastern and Southern Africa Association for Social Work Education; Association of Schools of Social Work in Eastern and Southern Africa (ASSWESA); Association of Schools of Social Work - African Region (ASSWAR).As ofassumed ceased to exist.
Social work or social work education has not been the product of a progressive social metamorphosis but rather that of foreign methodologies imposed on African societies. Consequently, the essence of social work education lacks relevance in terms of its philosophical, value and ideological base.
The debate on using local knowledges to develop non-Western societies is not new. In the case of social work, the concept of localization is linked to the processes of developing culturally appropriate education and practice models to meet the unique needs of.
Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals Handbooks, manuals, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hall, Nigel. Social work education in Africa.
Harare, Zimbabwe. APOLLO RWOMIRE is Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Botswana, where he has taught since /e His research and publications, which include many books, chapters, and journal articles, encompass social policy, social science methodology, education and development, and social problems.
Social Assistance and Dependency in South Africa: An Analysis of Attitudes to Paid Work and Social Grants - Volume 39 Issue 2 - REBECCA SURENDER, MICHAEL NOBLE, GEMMA WRIGHT, PHAKAMA NTSHONGWANA.However, on a more professional note, social work in Africa is a relatively young profession introduced in the s.
Although the first school of social work—the Cairo School of Social Work in Egypt—was established way back in (Yiman, ), the profession did not take root until the s. Most African countries were once colonized.Social Work in Africa offers professors, students, and practitioners insight concerning social work in the African context.
Its purpose is to encourage examination of the social work curriculum and to demonstrate practical ways to make it more culturally relevant. Drawing on her experience as a social work instructor in Ghana with field research conducted for her doctoral .