Journal Article

Perspectives on Social Care Practice in Romania: Supporting the Development of Professional Learning and Practice

Karin Crawford, Janet Walker and Marinela Granescu

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 36, issue 3, pages 485-498
Published in print April 2006 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online April 2006 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcl006
Perspectives on Social Care Practice in Romania: Supporting the Development of Professional Learning and Practice

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This paper examines the authors’ experiences of developing and delivering training for workers in social care services in Romania, through a European Union PHARE1 funded project. The authors use their experiences to draw on the past and current practices of those social workers who were participants in the training and to explore their understanding of the emerging issues and themes for social work in Romania. There is also an exploration of the potential opportunities for the further development of professional social work learning and practice within Romania. The case is made that learning and development of social workers could be supported through the encouragement of participatory networks and ‘communities of practice’.

Keywords: Romania; communities of practice; post-communism; education and training

Journal Article.  5829 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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