Social Justice and Social Work

Elizabeth D. Hutchison

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online December 2009 | | DOI:
Social Justice and Social Work


Social justice is recognized as a core value of social work, and justice-oriented social work has roots in the early history of the profession. However, there are controversies about the meaning of social justice and the most appropriate theoretical approach for justice-oriented social work. There are also challenges in translating conceptualizations of social justice into practice. Although social research was a method of promoting social justice in the early settlement houses, there is limited contemporary guidance on using social work research as a tool for promoting social justice. There are also controversies about the best pedagogy for teaching about social justice in social work education programs. In recent years social work scholars have expanded the conversation about social justice to include global social justice.

Article.  8979 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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