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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Social Work and the Question of Social Development in Africa
Author:Osei-Hwedie, Kwaku
Year:1990
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:87-99
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:development
social policy
Development and Technology
Health and Nutrition
sociology
social work
social development
Economic and social development
Link:http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/social%20development/vol5no2/jsda005002012.pdf
Abstract:The author initially considers the severe development crisis of the African continent which urgently needs the attention of policymakers, planners and frontline workers. He then discusses the ways in which the methodologies of social development and social work, converging as 'human focussed development', can assist in ameliorating this situation. The author notes that social workers are trained to deal at a systems level with social problems and that social workers are capable of playing multiple roles at both community and agency levels. As such the author calls for greater recognition of the social work profession in tackling major problems of development in Africa. Bibliogr.
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