In response to globalization: community development in social work education

Gopalkrishnan, Narayan (2014) In response to globalization: community development in social work education. In: Goel, Kalpana, Pulla, Venkat, and Francis, Abraham P., (eds.) Community Work: theories, experiences & challenges. Niruta Publications, Bangalore, pp. 16-29.

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In the 21st Century, the process of globalization continues at a rapid pace, fuelled by improvements in information and communication technology and infrastructure. Very little of what happens in the world is a local event and there is constant interaction between the global and the local. Globalization has also led to a number of complex transnational problems, such as climate change and the global financial crisis, problems that impact most heavily on marginalized communities and individuals in society. In this chapter, the role that community development can play in enabling professional social workers to respond effectively to the impacts of globalization is analyzed. The themes drawn from this discussion are further examined in the context of social work and social work education. The chapter closes with a delineation of Integrated Social Work as an approach to enable future social workers to work effectively in a globalized world.

Item ID: 30959
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-81-923326-7-3
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 06:16
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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