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Title: Disaster work in China : tasks and competences for social workers
Authors: Ng, GT
Keywords: Assessment
Curriculum development
Disaster management
Disaster training
Wenchuan earthquake
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Social work education, Aug. 2012, v. 31, no. 5, p. 538–556 How to cite?
Journal: Social work education 
Abstract: This paper presents the results of a survey on the social work tasks and competences required in disaster management in China. The survey questionnaire was administered at two training workshops held in Sichuan in July and September 2010. The number of survey respondents was 67. The results of tasks analysis indicated perceptions of a division of labor among government officials, social workers, and other disaster responders. The survey results also showed that identifying and addressing the special needs of vulnerable populations required moderate to high levels of competency. Overall, the results should be seen as preliminary and used as the basis for ongoing dialogue with social work educators and social workers about what is required in disaster training.
ISSN: 0261-5479
EISSN: 1470-1227
DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2011.581277
Rights: © 2012 Taylor & Francis
This is an electronic version of an article published in Ng, G. T. (2012). Disaster work in China: tasks and competences for social workers. Social Work Education, 31(5), 538-556. Social Work Education is available online at:, with the open URL of the article:
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