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International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)

Abye Tasse

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.201

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This entry describes the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and explores challenges facing the organization. Founded in 1928, the IASSW is the worldwide organization representing social work education. Comprising member schools and individuals across six continents, it works, in spite of funding and voluntary leadership challenges, to create a globally inclusive organization, promote international exchange, and extend the influence of social work education at the United Nations and with other regional and international bodies.

Keywords: profession; social work education; international social work; globalization; global standards; social work profession

Article.  1180 words. 

Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work ; Occupations, Professions, and Work

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