Social work education has developed internationally over the past 50 years as part of wider processes of economic and cultural globalisation. Diverse political and social events across the world have shaped social work and its education leading to aims and methods that are shared and contested.
This book brings together, through 13 interviews and biographies, the lives, experiences and contributions of leading social work educators from Comoros, the Caribbean, India, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom. Their receipt of IASSW’s Katherine Kendall Award recognised that they were at the forefront of establishing and securing social work education during this period of internationalisation.
Exploring their aims and priorities, Askeland and Payne draw out a historical and contextual account of how social work education became widely adopted in different national and cultural environments. The Awardees’ diverse lives and professional experiences reveal the issues they faced, the paths they travelled and the prospects and threats confronting social work and its education.
Gurid Aga Askeland is social work professor emerita at Diakonhjemmet University College, now VID Specialized University, Norway.
Malcolm Payne is a leading international social work writer and educator, with professorial roles at Manchester Metropolitan University and Kingston University, UK.
Part 1: International social work education: past and future;
The changing contexts for international social work education;
The awardees’ contribution reviewed;
Issues for the future of international social work education;
Part 2: International social work education: notable figures;
Katherine Kendall (1910-2010): a brief biography;
Armaity S. Desai, 1992;
Herman E. Stein, 1994;
Robin Huws Jones, 1996;
Maria Carmen de Mendoza Rangel, 1998;
Harriet Jakobsson, 2000;
John Maxwell, 2002;
Terry Hokenstad, 2004;
Sven Hessle, 2006;
Shulamit Ramon, 2008;
Silvia Staub-Bernasconi, 2010;
Lena Dominelli, 2002;
Lynne Healy, 2014;
Abye Tasse, 2016.