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Title: A Chinese cultural critique of the global qualifying standards for social work education
Authors: Yip, KS 
Keywords: Social Work Education
Chinese Communities
Global Standard
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Social work education, 2004, v. 23, no. 5, p. 597-612 How to cite?
Journal: Social work education 
Abstract: This paper attempts to discuss the Chinese cultural implications of the recently proposed document: ?Global Qualifying Standards for Social Work Education? by the IASSW and IFSW. It seems that this document still embraces an ideology of western social work imperialism in perceiving the development of social work in other countries. With reference to Chinese culture and social work education in Hong Kong and in mainland China, the writer advocates that responsibility and rights, stability and changes, social norms and equality, as well as empowerment and relation, should be fully articulated in the definition, ethical principles, and core purpose of social work practice as well as in the mission and curriculum in social work education within Chinese communities.
ISSN: 0261-5479
EISSN: 1470-1227
DOI: 10.1080/0261547042000252316
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