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Title:Indigenising social work in Africa
Editors:Osei-Hwedie, KwakuISNI
Jacques, GloriaISNI
Publisher:Ghana Universities Press
ISBN:9964303521; 9789964303525
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Subjects:social work
vocational education
indigenous knowledge
Abstract:The Joint Universities committee of Social work (JUC) now the association of South African Social Work Education Institutions (ASASWEI) hosts annual conferences with themes related to the training, and practice of social workers in Southern Africa. The 2001 conference held in Gaborone, Botswana, deliberated issues associated with the indigenization of social work in an African context. The subthemes included conceptualizing the indigenous, identifying specific, relevant practice, contextualizing knowledge and service delivery in relation to HIV and AIDS, indigenizing teaching methods, promoting research through the discovery of local knowledge, and prospects and problems in the sphere of indigenization. Papers addressed relevant issues surrounding theoretical foundations, traditional healing and HIV/ AIDS, African style residential hospice care, contextualized teaching materials, collaboration between schools of social work and relevant social systems, and the indigenization of research. This book comprises a selection of papers presented at the conference. Contributions by Arnon Bar-On, Kwaku Osei-Hwedie, Linda Smith, Sulina Green, Barbara Simpson, Jean Triegaardt and Dudu Setlatjile, Morena J. Rankopo, Reshma Sathiparsad, Tapologo Maundeni, Dolly Ntseane, Gloria Jacques and Christine Stegling, Thobeka Mashologu-Kuse, Vivienne Bozalek, Huma Louw and Rinie Schenck, H. Strydom and C. Strydom, Barbara Ntombi Ngwenya, Lengwe-Katembula Mwansa. [ASC Leiden abstract]