Social work education: voices from the Asia Pacific
Social work education: voices from the Asia Pacific
Edited by Carolyn Noble and Mark Henrickson
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781743320396

Social work and social development in the Asia-Pacific region continue to grow in new and exciting ways. Social work educators are an essential part of shaping social work and development. In this second edition we hear four new voices, from Cambodia, Fiji, Japan and Vietnam, together with revised and updated chapters from social work educators in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Nepal, and New Zealand. Summaries of each chapter are included in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, as well as in the first language of the author.

Despite the astonishing diversity of languages, cultures, philosophies, religions, economic systems and ways that social work is taught and practised in the region, social work in the Asia-Pacific is becoming more internationally cohesive. At the same time it maintains strong foundations in its local contexts. In an increasingly globalised world, international social work belongs in every 21st-century social work curriculum. While this book does not provide all the answers, it will help educators and practitioners ask better questions.

About the editors

Carolyn Noble, PhD, is professor emerita at Victoria University, Melbourne and inaugural professor of social work at Australian College of Applied Psychology, Sydney.

Mark Henrickson, PhD, RSW, is associate professor in social work at Massey University, Auckland.

In Young Han, PhD, is professor at the Graduate School of Social Welfare at Ewha Woman's University, Seoul.