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'International' social work is too often used as a bolt on subject which considers 'others' outside the 'national' framework. Instead this book encourages readers to embrace the concept of 'globally minded social work practice’. This means paying closer attention to globalisation and broader issues of social justice, mirroring the kind of changing professional context social workers practice in today.

Drawing on a Local-Global-Local framework, the authors promote critical reflection and dialogue across diverse contexts of practice. They outline why global mindedness is a priority for the future of social work practice before considering how it is defined and applied in practice. Examples are drawn from a wide range of contexts including working with children, young people, adults and communities across different countries.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. International Social Work – The Vision and the Reality

Abstract
The reality that people’s lives increasingly transcend national boundaries and that global events shape local lives has led to the recognition that the scope of social work is international in scale. Social work problems and solutions are no longer located and contained within local or national boundaries. International social work, in this context, has increasingly gained importance towards developments that go beyond national confines. The concept of international social work and its relevance for human rights has therefore gained currency.
Janet Carter Anand, Chaitali Das

Chapter 2. Defining Global Mindedness in Practice: Values, Knowledge, and Skills

Abstract
The reality that people’s lives increasingly transcend national boundaries and that global events shape local lives has led to the recognition that the scope of social work is international in scale. Social work problems and solutions are no longer located and contained within local or national boundaries. International social work, in this context, has increasingly gained importance towards developments that go beyond national confines. The concept of international social work and its relevance for human rights has therefore gained currency.
Janet Carter Anand, Chaitali Das

Chapter 3. Global Mindedness in Protection Work

Abstract
The reality that people’s lives increasingly transcend national boundaries and that global events shape local lives has led to the recognition that the scope of social work is international in scale. Social work problems and solutions are no longer located and contained within local or national boundaries. International social work, in this context, has increasingly gained importance towards developments that go beyond national confines. The concept of international social work and its relevance for human rights has therefore gained currency.
Janet Carter Anand, Chaitali Das

Chapter 4. Global Mindedness and Diversity Work

Abstract
The reality that people’s lives increasingly transcend national boundaries and that global events shape local lives has led to the recognition that the scope of social work is international in scale. Social work problems and solutions are no longer located and contained within local or national boundaries. International social work, in this context, has increasingly gained importance towards developments that go beyond national confines. The concept of international social work and its relevance for human rights has therefore gained currency.
Janet Carter Anand, Chaitali Das

Chapter 5. Global Mindedness and Structural Work

Abstract
The reality that people’s lives increasingly transcend national boundaries and that global events shape local lives has led to the recognition that the scope of social work is international in scale. Social work problems and solutions are no longer located and contained within local or national boundaries. International social work, in this context, has increasingly gained importance towards developments that go beyond national confines. The concept of international social work and its relevance for human rights has therefore gained currency.
Janet Carter Anand, Chaitali Das

Chapter 6. Global Mindedness and Sustainability Work

Abstract
The reality that people’s lives increasingly transcend national boundaries and that global events shape local lives has led to the recognition that the scope of social work is international in scale. Social work problems and solutions are no longer located and contained within local or national boundaries. International social work, in this context, has increasingly gained importance towards developments that go beyond national confines. The concept of international social work and its relevance for human rights has therefore gained currency.
Janet Carter Anand, Chaitali Das

Chapter 7. Global Mindedness in Practice

Abstract
The reality that people’s lives increasingly transcend national boundaries and that global events shape local lives has led to the recognition that the scope of social work is international in scale. Social work problems and solutions are no longer located and contained within local or national boundaries. International social work, in this context, has increasingly gained importance towards developments that go beyond national confines. The concept of international social work and its relevance for human rights has therefore gained currency.
Janet Carter Anand, Chaitali Das
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