Global social work: crossing borders, blurring boundaries
Edited by Carolyn Noble, Helle Strauss and Brian Littlechild
Sydney University Press
Global social work: crossing borders, blurring boundaries is a collection of ideas, debates and reflections on key issues concerning social work as a global profession, such as its theory, its curricula, its practice, its professional identity; its concern with human rights and social activism, and its future directions. Apart from emphasising the complexities of working and talking about social work across borders and cultures, the volume focuses on the curricula of social work programs from as many regions as possible to showcase what is being taught in various cultural, sociopolitical and regional contexts. Exploring the similarities and differences in social work education across many countries of the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific, the book provides a reference point for moving the current social work discourse towards understanding the local and global context in its broader significance.
About the editors
Carolyn Noble is professor emerita at the Victoria University, Melbourne and inaugural professor of social work at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney, Australia.
Helle Strauss is senior lecturer at the Metropolitan University College, Institute of Social Work, Denmark.
Brian Littlechild is professor of social work at the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.