The Routledge Handbook of African Social Work Education

Susan Levy (Editor), Uzoma Odera Okoye (Editor), Pius T. Tanga (Editor), Richard Ingram (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

This timely Routledge Handbook creates a much-needed space to explore what makes social work uniquely African, as well as shaping, informing, and influencing a new culturally relevant era of social work. The specific focus on social work education offers approaches to transition away from the hegemony of Western literature, knowledge, and practice models underpinning African social work education. The authors identify what is relevant and meaningful to inform, influence, and reconceptualise culturally relevant social work curriculum.

Covering Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, the Handbook comprises both empirical and conceptual chapters, multiple approaches, case studies, and key debates on social work education. It is structured in four parts:

• Approaches to Indigenising, Decolonising and Developing Culturally Relevant Social Work Education
• Social Work Education: Evolution across Contexts
• Embedding Field Practicum into Social Work Education
• Knowledge Exchange between the Global South and Global North.

The range of indigenous, local knowledge that the Handbook presents is crucial to social work evolving and facilitating for reciprocal learning and knowledge exchange between the Global South and Global North. Whilst the context of the Handbook is Africa, the topics covered are relevant to a global audience engaged in social justice work across social work, social welfare, social development, and sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages408
ISBN (Print)9781032322957
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Routledge Handbook of African Social Work Education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • Complexities Involved in Establishing a Culturally Relevant Social Work Curriculum in Nigeria

    Gray, M., Levy, S., Okoye, U. O. & Amadasun, S., 2024, The Routledge Handbook of African Social Work Education. Levy, S., Okoye, U. O., Tanga, P. T. & Ingram, R. (eds.). Routledge, (Routledge International Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Introduction

    Levy, S., Okoye, U. O., Ingram, R. & Tanga, P. T., 2024, The Routledge Handbook of African Social Work Education. Levy, S., Okoye, U. O., Tanga, P. T. & Ingram, R. (eds.). Routledge, (Routledge International Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Translanguaging and Pedagogic Pathways to Culturally Relevant Social Work Education

    Makhanya, T. B. & Levy, S., 2024, The Routledge Handbook of African Social Work Education. Levy, S., Okoye, U. O., Tanga, P. T. & Ingram, R. (eds.). Routledge, (Routledge International Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Cite this