Internationalizing social work education

IASSW is proud to announce its new publication titled “Internationalizing Social Work Education, Insights from leading figures across the globe” authored by Gurid Aga Askeland and Malcolm Payne and published by Policy Press, UK.
The book traces the history of the establishment of international social work education after World War II in a unique way: through the voices of distinguished social work educators, recipients of the Katherine Kendall Award of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). The Awardees hail from Comoros, the Caribbean, India, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom. Exploring the aims and priorities of these leading social work educators, Askeland and Payne draw out a historical and contextual account of how social work education became widely adopted in different national and cultural environments. The Awardees’ diverse lives and professional experiences reveal the issues they faced, the paths they travelled and the prospects and threats confronting social work and its education widely. Chapter 1 shows parallels between the growth of IASSW and internationalisation of social work education. Chapter 4 is dedicated to the achievements of Katherine Kendall and the milieu in which the ideas for the award were generated.