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Practice learning: challenging neoliberalism in a turbulent world.

Harms Smith, Linda; Ferguson, Iain

Authors

Linda Harms Smith

Iain Ferguson



Contributors

Imogen Taylor
Editor

Marion Bogo
Editor

Michelle Lefevre
Editor

Barbra Teater
Editor

Abstract

The turmoil, struggle, deepening poverty and inequality in which the world finds itself requires a responsive social work practice, theory and education. However, the current era of neoliberalism, 'post-welfare capitalism' and external socio-political pressures (Ioakimidis et al, 2014), increasingly suppresses social work's mandate of working for social justice and social change (Yazbek, 2014, Sewpaul, 2013). The reconceptualisation of social work in a context of rampant wealth accumulation and deepening poverty has led to the need for more orthodox social work assumptions and theories to be challenged (Ioakimidis et al, 2014; Sewpaul, 2014; Harms Smith, 2013).

Publication Date Apr 12, 2016
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Pages 197-208
Series Title Routledge international handbooks
Book Title Routledge international handbook of social work education
Chapter Number Chapter 17
ISBN 9781138890237
Institution Citation HARMS SMITH, L. and FERGUSON, I. 2016. Practice learning: challenging neoliberalism in a turbulent world. In Taylor, I., Bogo, M., Lefevre, M. and Teater, B. (eds.) Routledge international handbook of social work education. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 17, pages 197-208. Available from: http://www.routledge.com/9781138890237
Keywords Social work; Social work practice; Practice learning; Social work education; Practice placements
Publisher URL http://www.routledge.com/9781138890237

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