Becoming a Social Worker: Global Narratives

Viviene Cree (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

This is a book about social workers and social work. It tells the story of the journey into and through social work of people from around the world living and working in social work today. We hear what has brought them into social work and what has kept them in it since. Their lively accounts demonstrate that commitment and passion remain at the heart of social work today. This new edition of Becoming a Social Worker is made up of entirely new stories. It describes what it is like to be a social worker in a range of different practice settings in different countries. While many of the narratives are from practitioners and educators who either grew up in, or came as adults to, the UK, half of the narratives explores the experiences of social workers and educators working in different parts of the world in countries as diverse as Australia and New Zealand, India and Bangladesh, Ireland, Sweden and Eastern Europe, Nigeria, the USA and Canada. The book ends with a commentary, which argues that social work is truly a global profession.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages228
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)0203066871
ISBN (Print)9780415666947, 978-0-415-66595-7
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • professionalisation
  • social work
  • International
  • Narrative

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  • Introduction

    Cree, V., 2013, Becoming a Social Worker: Global Narratives. Cree, V. (ed.). 2nd ed. p. 1-9

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Social Work: A Global Profession

    Cree, V., Jan 2013, Becoming a Social Worker: Global Narratives. Cree, V. E. (ed.). 2nd ed. London: Routledge, p. 212-217

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