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Title:Relevance of Home Economics Knowledge Base for Social Work Practice in Botswana
Author:Tummala, KamalaISNI
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
Subjects:social work
home economics
Education and Oral Traditions
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
Labor and Employment
Abstract:At the University of Botswana, home economics is included in the curriculum as a required course for students studying for a Certificate and a Diploma in Social Work. The present article examines and assesses the relevance of home economics for social work and how home economics can be used to support and complement social work training and practice in Botswana. It discusses the nature and function of social work and home economics; presents an overview of social work education and training in Botswana; and examines the curriculum content, which focuses on topics which are considered particularly relevant for social work practice within the local context, such as health, hygiene, disease and nutrition, population education and family planning, factors affecting the growth and development of children, ageing and the needs of the elderly, housing and money management, and communication skills and techniques. Bibliogr., sum.