About the book
We are witnessing an increased effort to internationalize social work in Canada and Asia. We are also seeing the rise of Asian student mobility in seeking professional education like that of social work abroad. The outbound flow is motivated, in part, by the availability and accessibility of opportunities for the internationalization of higher education. There is also a commitment from educators to bring a global perspective on social issues into their classrooms both in Canada and Asia, along with a growing appreciation of the challenges that globalization presents to the profession of social work. In addition to these processes, institutions of higher education have become sites for the contestation of market forces and social justice imperatives.
This book aims to capture both global and local developments in social work education bringing diverse perspectives together and reflecting on the upcoming issues. Social Work Research is not an isolated enterprise and cannot take place in a vacuum. Each chapter will emphasize three related constructs: transdisciplinary collaboration, significant and service learning. This book is a collection of chapters across the globe representing cutting edge ideas, critical insights and curricular innovations in the field and in classrooms.