Broadening Horizons: International Exchanges in Social Work

1st Edition

Wanda Thomas Bernard, Lena Dominelli

Routledge
Published September 19, 2003
Reference - 424 Pages
ISBN 9780754619451 - CAT# Y232317
Series: Contemporary Social Work Studies

USD$170.00

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Summary

While the remit of social work professionals is, in general, locality-based, social work has a long tradition of concern about international issues. Broadening Horizons provides an engaging and original contribution to the debate on how to tackle social work problems on a global scale. Filling both a theoretical and a practice gap in the literature, the book discusses the experiences of academics, practitioners and students involved in international exchanges in social work. It draws on a major EU-Canadian exchange project as well as separate projects in countries including South Africa, the USA, China and Australia. The contributors highlight the opportunities and barriers that shaped their experience and give guidance on how to deal with both the practicalities and aspirations of living and working across borders. This book will thus be invaluable both to readers interested in the meaning and realities of international social work and to those hoping to embark on an exchange programme themselves.

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