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Editors: Selwyn Stanley (University of Plymouth, UK)
Book Description:
A humanitarian profession as diverse as the population it serves, social work today has taken roots globally, as a profession that enables people to deal with various complex and difficult circumstances. Complexities may stem from individual, family or structural issues that require a range of professional social work skills to mitigate circumstances, alleviate distress and enhance adjustment. Social work is concerned with ensuring the responsiveness and effectiveness of various social institutions and systems within which individuals belong and operate. The ultimate goal, then, is to usher in a better quality of life and promote psychosocial functioning of people and thereby an improved social order. Social work education is hence the crucible where onefs professional repertoire is moulded and the professional acquires knowledge, attitudes and skills so vital for effective and ethical practice.

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Table of Contents:

1. Social Work Education in Armenia (Artak Khachatryan)pp.1-12

2. Social Work in Azerbaijan: Development in the Post-Soviet Era (Tamerlan Rajabov)pp.13-26

3. Social Work Education and Practice in Bangladesh: Past Effort and Present Trends (Fakrul Islam)pp.27-46

4. Rebuilding Post-Conflict Cambodia By Educating Tomorrowfs Social Workers (Tracy W. Harachi, Mara Schneiders and Dalin Meng)pp.47-72

5. Social Work Education in China: Time to Take Root? (Wong Yu-cheung, Gu Donghui and Chen Honglin)pp.73-86

6. Social Work Education: The Case of Cyprus Over the Last 30 Years (Christos Panayiotopoulos)pp.87-102

7. Developing Sustainable Graduate Social Work Education at Ilia Chavchavadez State University in Tbilisi, Georgia (James T. Decker)pp.103-116

8. Social Work Education in India: Complexities and Challenges (Vimla V. Nadkarni)pp.117-134

9. Case studies for Social Work Education from Indonesia-Examples of Farmers Field School in LESMAN and FIELD (Any Sulistyowati)pp.135-150

10. Social Work in Iran (Taghi Doostgharin)pp.151-170

11. Social Development in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq (Elise Kipperberg and Wencke Aamodt Lind)pp.171-190

12. Social Work Education in Israel at the Dawn of the 21st Century(Lia Levin and Idit Weiss-Gal)pp.191-208

13. Social Work Education in Japan: a Historical Perspective (Kihara Katsunobu) pp.209-226

14. Youth Social Work in Kazakhstan: Problems & Perspectives (A. N. Teslenko)pp.227-243

15. Social Work Education and Licensure in Korea(Soung-Yee Kim)pp.243-256

16. Social Work Education in Lebanon: Programs and Perspectives for the Future(Frieda Haddad Abs)pp.257-278

17. Future Indicative, Past Imperfect: a Cross-Cultural Comparison of Social Work Education in Malaysia and England (Ismail Baba, Sara Ashencaen Crabtree and Jonathan Parker)pp. 279-302

18. Social Work Capacity Building in the Maldives. (Debbie Plath)pp.303-326

19. Evolution of Social Work in Nepal -Opportunities and Challenges in a Transition Society (Bala Raju Nikku)pp.327-346

20. Development of Social Welfare and Social Work in Pakistan (Gheyasuddin Siddiqui)pp.347-368

21. Equipping Ourselves for Practice: The Continuing Professional Development of Social Workers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Jane Lindsay)pp.369-388

22. Social Work Education in the Philippines (Ma. Corazon J. Veneracion)pp.389--412

23. Social work education in Qatar: New Beginnings (Lacey Sloan, Abdulnasser Saleh, Salah Al-Mannai, Ibrahim AlKaabi and Kalthum AlKuwari)pp.413-424

24. Professional Ideologies in Russian Social Work: Challenges from Inside and Outside (Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova)pp.425-448

25. Social Work Education and Challenges in Saudi Arabia(Mardeyah M. Al-Bardisi)pp.449-464

26. On the Move, Social Work Education: the Singapore Journey (Rosaleen Ow)pp.465-486

27. Social Work and Social Development: Perspectives from Sri Lanka(Donald Chandraratna)pp.487-508

28. Socially Responsive Program Developments: Social Work Education in Taiwan (Joyce Yen Feng)pp.509-524

29. The International Transmission of Social Work Knowledge-The Deinstitutionalisation of Children in Tajikistanss(Jill Worrall)pp.525-542

30. Social Work Education and Training in Republican Turkey (Tarik Tuncay and Beril Tufan)pp.543-562

31. Social Work Education in the UAE: Local Reality and Global Challenges(Mona Albahar)pp.563-578

32. The Development of Social Work in Uzbekistan: Characteristics, Challenges & Successes (Marifat Ganieva and Lyudmila Kim)pp.579-598

33. Social Work in Vietnam: Historical Development and Current Trends (Nguyen Thi Thai Lan)pp.599-618


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      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10 641pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-107-0
   Status: AV
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