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Social Development Issues
Education for social development is emerging as an important component of professional education in the human services. This paper identifies the underlying assumptions, knowledge base, and goals of social development practice. The paper also identifies four models of social development practice of relevance to the education of social workers for social development: the Personal Social Services Model; the Social Welfare Model; the Social Development Model; and, the New World Order Model. Eight levels of social development practice are identified as are the dominant institutional sectors within which development practice occurs. The paper also discusses organizational issues associated with the introduction of varying degrees of social development content into individual educational programs.
educational, development, social development, international, curricular models, social work
Estes, R. J. (1994). Education for Social Development: Curricular Models and Issues. Social Development Issues, 16 (3), 68-90. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/spp_papers/180
Date Posted: 13 February 2017
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