Integrating globalization into the social work curriculum

Karen Smith Rotabi, Denise Gammonley, Dorothy N. Gamble, Marie O. Weil

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The reality that social work is a global profession is explored. Authors encourage a broadening of social work education, moving beyond the traditional conception of "internationalized" to a "globalized" social work curriculum. Practical teaching strategies for a globalized perspective are presented with selected key concepts specifically applied to social policy, community practice, human behavior in the social environment, and sustainable development. Discussion includes macro-scale ethical considerations in a neoliberal economic system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-185
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cultural competence
  • Globalization
  • Interdependence
  • Reciprocity
  • Social work education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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