International Handbook on Social Work Theory and Practice

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Nazneen Sada Mayadas, Thomas D. Watts, Doreen Elliott
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1997 - Social Science - 467 pages
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Social work originates from humanitarian, religious, and democratic ideals and philosophies, and has universal applications to meet human needs arising from personal-societal interactions. Professional social workers are dedicated to service for the welfare and self-fulfillment of human beings; to the disciplined use of scientific knowledge regarding human and societal behavior; to the development of resources to meet individual, group, national, and international needs and aspirations; and to the achievement of social justice. This handbook raises issues such as, Are there globally recognized values of social work? Is there a model of international practice that is applicable across the range of interventions--micro to mezzo to macro? Do social workers have a professional identity which unites them the world over? This handbook covers the five continents of the globe by presenting the state of the art theory and practice of social work within selected countries which have a legacy of social work, either imported from the west or indigenously developed within the country. In the context of conditions prevalent in these countries the handbook highlights the constant challenges facing social workers and social work organizations to meet the needs of the individuals and societies they service.
  

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Contents

An Introduction to the World of Social Work
1
NORTH AMERICA
7
United States of America
9
Canada
29
LATIN AMERICA
49
Latin America
51
Mexico
60
Argentina
76
India
245
Japan
263
China
282
AFRICA
301
Africa
303
Ghana
320
South Africa
344
AUSTRALIA AND THE PACIFIC
367

Brazil
93
EUROPE
111
Europe
113
Germany
122
Sweden
144
United Kingdom
161
Poland
184
ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
203
Egypt
205
Israel
223
Asia and the Pacific
369
Australia
383
INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK
409
International Social Work Practice A Refugee Perspective
411
Internationalizing Social Work Some Themes and Issues
429
Conclusion
441
Index
451
About the Contributors
461
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NAZNEEN S. MAYADAS is Professor of Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington.THOMAS D. WATTS is Professor of Social Work and Director of the BSW Program, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington.DOREEN ELLIOTT is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Doctoral Program, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington.

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