Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Social Work Education

Bala Nikku

Thompson Rivers University


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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. 

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: May 23rd 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 12th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: October 31st 2019

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: December 30th 2019

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About the editor

Bala Nikku

Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Nikku is passionate about curiosity-driven, fun loaded and policy relevant-driven social work research that can bring positive changes in our lives and communities. He is currently with School of Social Work and Human Service, Faculty of Education and Social Work at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada. Formerly he was with School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He served as the founding director of the Nepal School of Social Work. He received his PhD from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands. In 2015 he was awarded with a COFUND Senior Research Fellowship at the Durham University, UK. He served on the executive boards of International Association of Schools of Social Work and of the Asian and Pacific Association of Social Work Education. His research interests include social work education in post conflict and transition countries, disasters, children, Age care, international social work, comparative social policy in Asia and university community engagement. Dr.Nikku is currently serving as a member of the editorial advisory boards of some reputable journals.

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