Mapping social work across 10 countries: Structure, intervention, identity and challenges

Ornellas, Abigail and Spolander, Gary and Engelbrecht, Lambert K and Sicora, Alessandro and Pervova, Irina and Martínez-Román, María-Asunción and Law, Agnus K and Shajahan, PK and Guerreiro, Maria das Dores and Casanova, José L and Garcia, Maria LT and Acar, Hakan and Martin, Linda and Strydom, Marianne (2018) Mapping social work across 10 countries: Structure, intervention, identity and challenges. International Social Work, 15 (1). ISSN 0020-8728


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An emerging global consciousness and rising attention given to international social work
development has seen the recognition of comparative research within the profession.
Understanding the functioning and organisation of social work within various country contexts
is critical in order to formulate knowledge around its overall impact, successes and challenges,
allowing social workers to learn from one another and build professional consolidation. The
profession is mapped out in 10 countries, reflecting on its structure, identity and development.
Although the profession is developing globally, it is also experiencing significant challenges. Key
insights, conclusions and recommendations for future research are presented.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's post peer review version of an article, the final version of which is published in the Sage Publications journal International Social Work
Keywords: Comparative research, international social work, neoliberalism, professionalism, social work identity, social work research
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Social Science
Depositing User: Hakan Acar
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 10:03
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 08:16

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