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Social Work in Social Change

The Profession and Education of Social Workers in South Africa

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Social Work in Social Change by Nicci Earle
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This study forms part of a series of studies on professions and professional education being conducted by the HSRC's research programme on Education, Science and Skills Development. It follows a pilot study on medical doctors, published in 2006 entitled ""Doctors in a Divided Society: The Profession and Education of Medical Practitioners in South Africa"".Like the other studies in the series, this study involved developing an understanding of the professional milieu and professional labour market of social workers. As the implementers of government social policy, social work professionals have been at the forefront of grappling with the practicalities of the changes in focus, approach and methods of social security and social service delivery since 1994.It examines developments in the education and training of social workers within the democratic dispensation, the most significant of which is the development of a national, standardised Bachelor of Social Work degree. The study also reveals that the dominant profile in student enrollment and graduation statistics has changed from white female to African female, and that enrollment has increased significantly.However, the study also shows that graduation trends have been negative and losses due to emigration are an additional concern. Given the scarcity of these professionals against the demand for their services, understanding the factors that contribute to this picture are critical to effective intervention.

Author Biography

Nicci Earle is a senior researcher in education, science, and skills development at Human Sciences Research Council.
Release date Australia
February 18th, 2008
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Country of Publication
South Africa
Illustrations
illustrations
Imprint
HSRC Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
210x280x13
ISBN-13
9780796922083
Product ID
3949586

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