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Genesis and Relevance of International Social Work in the Context of Undergraduate Education in the Czech Republic and the Great Britain
Project IdSGS03/FSS/2019
Main solverMgr. Veronika Mia Racko, Ph.D.
Period1/2019 - 12/2019
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe proposed project deals with the unexplored topic of genesis and relevance of international social work (ISW) in the context of undergraduate education in the Czech Republic and the UK. ISW is a constantly evolving area of interest for educators and practitioners as well as new and future students of social work. Focusing on social justice, antiopressive practice, ecosystem theory, and interpersonal skills, ISW offers unique perspectives that contribute to the social work profession to address highly current problems in the global context. In the foreign literature are researches focused on the concept of ISW, and the requirement for its larger content within the curriculum is firmly grounded in expert discussion (Dominelli, 2010; Healy, 2014; Ranz, Langer, 2018; Carranza, 2018). In the Czech Republic, this type of research is missing. Research about ISW education is also relevant in the context of University of Ostrava internationalization strategy. The history of the implementation and provision of ISW is deeply rooted in the Czech Republic (Vorlová, 1936) and in England, where it is normally included in the education of social workers (Dominelli, 2014).The aim of the project is to describe and analyze the development and current role of ISW in the context of undergraduate education at selected universities in the Czech Republic and the UK. The project will be methodologically anchored through a qualitative research strategy, the case study method (Stake, 2013; Kosnik, 2013).