Broadening the vision: law teaching, social work and civil society

Braye, Suzy and Preston-Shoot, Michael (2006) Broadening the vision: law teaching, social work and civil society. International Social Work, 49 (3). pp. 376-389. ISSN 0020-8728

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Abstract

In the context of debates about social work’s relationship with individuals, the state and civil society, educators face a challenge. How best to ensure that professional education prepares practitioners to engage with the task of promoting social justice and human rights? This paper draws on a systematic knowledge review of learning, teaching and assessment of one key subject area in social work education - that of law - to explore the contribution legal knowledge and skills can make to social work’s engagement with its vision of empowerment and liberation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: law, social work education, social work practice, social change, civil society
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Depositing User: Suzy Braye
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2009
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 10:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2152
Google Scholar:7 Citations

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