Students' perceptions of international social work: A comparative study in the USA, UK, and Georgia

LALAYANTS, M., DOEL, Mark and KACHKACHISHVILI, I. (2015). Students' perceptions of international social work: A comparative study in the USA, UK, and Georgia. International Social Work, 58 (1), 97-110.

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Abstract

The field of social work worldwide has been increasingly influenced by globalization, migration, and other conditions that require professionals to be responsive and knowledgeable in addressing them. This collaborative project examined students’ perceptions of international social work at three universities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Georgia. Students’ responses indicated an overall strong interest and widespread agreement that there is a link between local and global social issues. The findings suggest that social work education needs to be globalized and tailored to students’ needs, which will help them identify social work strongly as part of a profession and affect change across the globe.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.1177/0020872812473140
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2015 13:23
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 22:08
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9327

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