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This article identifies 5 trends in social work and social work education in the Asia Pacific region: limited role of social work and the challenge it presents, urban focus in a predominantly rural Asia, limited foci of social work education restricted mainly to casework and community work to...
While the rhetoric of social work education supports social development, the reality of practice makes it difficult for social workers to implement these ideas. In the Asian and Pacific region—diverse in social, cultural, political, economic and educational factors—social work education and...
This paper explains the nature and trend of social work education in Malaysia. Particular attention is given to training programmes conducted by the Ministry of National Unity and Community Development (previously known as the Ministry of Social Welfare) and the School of Social Sciences at the...
The underlying assumption that the epistemology of worldviews has implications for social work education and practice is that worldviews will inevitably influence perceptions in problem-definition and problem-resolution. This article reports on the epistemology of worldviews identified by...
This paper documents the authors' experience as field supervisors of adult learners, who need a greater degree of self-direction and learning from experience. It looks at the guiding principles for the supervision of adult learners and at how teaching technology can be best used.
This paper aims to look into the current issues and trends in the field of practice and to draw implications for our curriculum in Social Administration. We shall endeavor to look into the conceptual framework of our curriculum and its congruence with practice realities. We acknowledge the fact...
This paper attempts to integrate the fundamental principles of gestalt therepy, communication and system theory to offer a framework for family therapy. Some of the principles which may link gestalt and family therapy discussed are: working in the ‘here and now’, responsibility of each family...
Social work educators in China are trying to reestablish social work as a discipline after a 30-year break. This report suggests overcoming the problems by borrowing from international experiences and adapting them to create a curriculum that works within the country's economic and political...
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