Daniel Sanders


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(1928–1989) Daniel Sanders was an educator and leader in the field of international social work and social welfare. Sanders spent the first part of his life and career in Sri Lanka, where he served first as associate director of the Ceylon Institute of Social Work (1955–1961) and then as executive director and research associate at the Institute of Social Studies (1961–1965). A graduate of the University of Ceylon, he also received a diploma in social welfare from the University of Wales, Swansea. He continued his education in the United States, receiving both an MSW and a PhD in social work from the University of Minnesota. Sanders held the positions of associate professor (1971–1974) and then dean and professor (1974–1986). In both universities he developed a program with an emphasis on international social work. He was responsible for the establishment of the Center for the Study of International Social Welfare Policies and Services in Illinois. He was also a founder of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development and served as the organization's first president.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Social Work.

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