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Revitalizing social work education through global and critical awareness: Examples from three Scandinavian schools of social work
Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Institute of Social Work/Metropolitan University College, Denmark.
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2017 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 20, no 1, 76-87 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increasing globalisation, reorganisation of the Scandinavian welfare regimes and the awareness of increasing global roots of local social problems necessitated change in the curriculum of social work in three Scandinavian schools of social work in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Recent global transformations, increasing global inequalities, increasing forced migration and the emergence of glocal social problems make the traditional education and methods of social work ineffective and in some cases harmful for people in need of social work intervention. This article examines the need to provide critical, global and multilevel perspectives in social work education in order to prepare social work students for the increasing social problems with global roots. The article, which is based on cross-national collaborations in social work education between three Scandinavian countries, addresses global and critical components in theoretical courses, professional training and field practice in the social work education of the countries in question. It is argued that social work education should move beyond the old division of classical and international/intercultural toward including global and critical perspectives in an integrative manner in all programs.

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2017. Vol. 20, no 1, 76-87 p.
Keyword [en]
Critical consciousness, glocal social problems, intersectionalism, Scandinavian welfare state, social work curriculum, kritisk bevissthet, glokale sosiale problem, interseksjonalitet, Skandinaviske velferdsstater, sosialarbeiderutdanning, kritiskt medvetande, glokala sociala problem, intersektionalitet, Skandinaviska valfardsstater, socialarbetarutbildning, kritisk bevidsthed, sociale problemer i et "glocal' perspektiv, intersektionistiske perspektiver, skandinavisk velfaerdsstat, socialradgiveruddannelse
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-27773DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2016.1185703ISI: 000394053200008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84969961355OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-27773DiVA: diva2:931470
Available from: 2016-05-27 Created: 2016-05-27 Last updated: 2017-08-18Bibliographically approved

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