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Social justice in Swedish social work education curriculum
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Social work has a long history of activism and advocacy for social justice, and social justice itself is generally deemed as a global distinctive trait for the social work profession. While research on questions of ethics and value development in social work education is relatively extensive, the question of how social justice values are incorporated into the curriculum of social work education in Swedish higher education of social work is yet to be explored. The current study collected social work curriculum in four universities in Sweden and analyzed it on the basis of the IFSW’s understanding of social justice values, as well as in relation to overall learning goals of social work education through content analysis and a critical theory perspective. The main finding indicate that although different social justice values are represented across several course curriculums, the main learning goals of such courses are dominantly knowledge and judgment based. The category of skill and ability in translating social justice values into practice lacks a cross-curricular presence. The implications of such discrepancy for the professional social work in Sweden are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , p. 36
Keywords [en]
l justice, social work education, content analysis, critical theory
National Category
Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29096OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-29096DiVA, id: diva2:1034837
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Social work SS2
Educational program
Social Work Education - Bachelor of Science programme SSOCG 210 higher education credits
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Available from: 2016-10-13 Created: 2016-10-13 Last updated: 2016-10-13Bibliographically approved

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