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Understanding Social Work in the History of Ideas

Soydan, Haluk Soydan, Haluk (Editor)

Research on Social Work Practice, September 2012, Vol.22(5), pp.468-480 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Understanding Social Work in the History of Ideas
  • Autor: Soydan, Haluk
  • Soydan, Haluk (Editor)
  • Assuntos: Social Work As Practice ; Social Work As Science ; History of Ideas ; History of Social Work ; Social Welfare & Social Work ; Psychology
  • É parte de: Research on Social Work Practice, September 2012, Vol.22(5), pp.468-480
  • Descrição: Objectives: The purpose of this article is to present a theoretical frame of reference for the study and assessment of social work from the perspective of a history of ideas. Method: The study employed an analysis of primary and secondary historical sources. Results: Social work as a practice and research field is embedded in the genesis of modern social science as developed by the Scottish School of thinking, and organized practice for the betterment of life conditions of individuals, groups, and communities. Conclusion: The history of ideas of social work provides a theoretical frame of reference for identifying the historical roots of social work, defining its core as well as professional and research territory relative to other professions and disciplines, and placing evidence-based social work practice in a historical context.
  • Idioma: Inglês

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