International Social Work
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International Social Work
Study: Social Policy - 1. semester
Social Work - 1. semester
Code: 94429
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Nino Žganec
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ana Opačić
Exam dates:
  • 06. 06. 2023.
  • 27. 06. 2023.
  • 11. 07. 2023.
  • 29. 08. 2023.
  • 12. 09. 2023.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
International Social Work Social Policy - 1. semester
Social Work - 1. semester
5.0 94429
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Nino Žganec Nazorova 51, room 12
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ana Opačić Nazorova 51, room Nazorova 51, soba 11a
REQUIRED: Žganec, N.; Međunarodni socijalni rad. Interna skripta; (2011), str
RECOMMENDED: Lyons, K.H.; Hokenstad, T.; Pawar, M.; Huegler, N. i Hall, N. Ed.; The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work; SAGE Publications Ltd (2012), str
RECOMMENDED: Cox, D. R., Pawar, M.S. i Pawar, M.; International social work: issues, strategies, and programs; Sage publications (2006), str. 1-25 i 49-77
RECOMMENDED: Dominelli, L.; Social Work in a Globalizing World; Polity Press (2010), str. 101-125 i 127-150
RECOMMENDED: Healy, L. M.; International social work: professional action in an interdependent world; Oxford Univeristy Press (2008), str. 3-134
RECOMMENDED: Xu, Q.; Defining international social work: A social service agency; International Social Work, 49 (6) (2006), str. 679-692
RECOMMENDED: Trygged, S.; Balancing the global and the local: Some normative reflections on international social work; International Social Work, 53 (5) (2010), str. 644-655
International social work will give an opportunity to process following topics:
1) contemporary processes as context for development of international social work: globalization, localization, universalism, indigenization and imperialism
2) Contemporary trends in the area of social, economic and ecological development
3) International social work: meaning, opportunities, needs and obstacles for development
4) International practice of social workers in the context of contemporary social problems
5) Prerequisites for the international practice of social workers: organizations, ideologies, political processes, theoretical background
6) Skills of Social Workers Involved in International Practice
7) Education of social workers at the international level
8) International Scientific Research in Social Work
9) Implementation of foreign practice at the national level: the example of Croatia

The course is intended for graduate students who are able to integrate a number of previously acquired knowledge, familiarize themselves with the features of contemporary global processes, and consider social work from a global and comparative perspective.
Exam dates
06. 06. 2023.
27. 06. 2023.
11. 07. 2023.
29. 08. 2023.
12. 09. 2023.
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