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Transfer of learning across nation states: developing culturally sensitive methods of social work education

Horwath, J and Shardlow, SM 2001, 'Transfer of learning across nation states: developing culturally sensitive methods of social work education' , European Journal of Social Work, 4 (1) , pp. 29-38.

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Abstract

Sharing of ideas about good practice and values in social work education and practice across Europe is a fast developing process. As the emergent post-communist states of Eastern and Central Europe, have developed new economic systems, participatory politics and new social infrastructures, they have sought the advice of Western states on the development of social work practice and education. This paper considers key issues involved in the transfer of ideas from West to East for both partners. The focus is on the development of social work education, and draws on experiences of collaboration with colleagues in Ukraine. Consideration is given to collaboration and detailed exploration of aspects of teaching and learning across cultures as a contribution to the development of social quality. For example, how to develop teaching technologies that are culturally sensitive and delivered by the appropriate teachers; how to examine the competence of social workers across cultural divides and how to evaluate the effectiveness of programmes of learning. This paper is relevant not only to the transfer of teaching across different national boundaries, but there are also messages for social work educators within nation states, who provide social work education to culturally diverse populations.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Social Work
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1369-1457
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2009 13:52
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1112

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