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Preparing social workers for global gaze: locating global citizenship within social work curricula

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Social Work Education
Issue number6
Volume35
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)632-642
Publication statusPublished
Early online date1/06/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Institutions of higher education have been particularly vulnerable to the pressures of globalization, resulting in policies and ensuing curricula that look to address the needs of students to be better
prepared for living and working in a world in which global awareness, and perhaps even global identity, are requisites for success. Social work education is uniquely positioned to adapt its curricula for successful student outcomes in an increasingly globalized world.
The challenges associated with social welfare, which have intensified under globalization, has been a long-standing concern of social work policy and practice. This article suggests strategies for integrating global citizenship education within social work studies, recognizing the affinities that exist between contemporary conceptualizations of global citizenship and social work practice. The article proposes four interrelated components that might be strategically implemented within existing social work curriculum, in consideration of the contextual ethos of the respective school of social work.