Community Development and Social Work : the Unitec “Recipe”.
Matthewson, Peter; Hughes, Catherine; McNabb, David; Kuruvila, A.; Roberts, Lorne
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Citation:Matthewson, P. J., Hughes, C., McNabb, D., Kuruvila, A., & Roberts, L. (2015, February). Community Development and Social Work: The Unitec “Recipe” . Paper presented at Community Development Conference, Unitec Waitakere Campus, Auckland.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3327
Unitec has in recent years been unique among Social Work qualifications in New Zealand, in that the Bachelor of Social Practice degree has offered a major specialisation in Community Development. Title Social Practice incorporates the disciplines/professions of both Social Work and Community Development Thematic emphasis on the values they hold in common, especially a strong commitment to human rights and social justice Implemented in both academic teaching and fieldwork placements Challenge of change to four year degree, with external regulatory constraints