Globalising social work education : the relevance of global standards in Australasia
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Citation:McNabb, D. J. (2017, September). Globalising Social Work Education: The Relevance of Global Standards in Australasia. Paper presented at Australian New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER Symposium 201), Auckland, New Zealand
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4188
The Global Standards for the Education and Training of the Social Work Profession (IASSW & IFSW, 2004) were established to promote quality social work education and included benchmarking opportunities for national or local level social work education providers. David’s PhD research has included a qualitative content analysis to explore the alignment of the Global Standards with the national standards of the Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia regulatory bodies – in ANZ the programme recognition standards, and in Australia the accreditation standards. This research raised a number of equity related issues: service user and student participation; student representativeness; indigenous rights and political action; gender and cultural equity; and equitable access. This presentation will consider the implications of this research for social work education internationally and in Australasia.