Educating against all odds: The context and content of social work education in times of national crisis in Greece

Dedotsi, Sofia and Young, Alys (2018) Educating against all odds: The context and content of social work education in times of national crisis in Greece. International Social Work. ISSN 0020-8728 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872818755858

Abstract

Greece is six years into a socio-economic crisis during which oppression has increased as a result of unjust austerity measures. Reflecting on the need for an anti-oppressive practice, a qualitative study of pre-qualifying social work education was carried out in one of the four national Departments of Social Work (subsequently abolished). This paper reports the findings of semi-structured interviews with final year students (n=14) and academic staff members (n=10) on the content and context of social work education in relation to anti-oppressive practice. The study revealed the need for a radical shift in social work education based on the emancipatory values of the profession.Greece is six years into a socio-economic crisis during which oppression has increased as a result of unjust austerity measures. Reflecting on the need for an anti-oppressive practice, a qualitative study of pre-qualifying social work education was carried out in one of the four national Departments of Social Work (subsequently abolished). This paper reports the findings of semi-structured interviews with final year students (n=14) and academic staff members (n=10) on the content and context of social work education in relation to anti-oppressive practice. The study revealed the need for a radical shift in social work education based on the emancipatory values of the profession.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social work education, anti-oppressive practice, Greece
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 11:29
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2018 10:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33159

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