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Sector Skills Plan Update 2014-2015 for the Period 2015-2020

The article highlights the impact of policies in the health and social development sectors and the factors that constitute major shifts in the sector. The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority's (HWSETA) skills development priorities were identified, together with the...

Teaching Evidence-Based Practice: Toward a new paradigm for social work education

The article discusses the benefits brought by evidence-based social work, a new paradigm that promotes more effective social interventions, professional education and ongoing efforts of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University to implement curriculum-wide changes...

Situational Job Characteristics and Job Satisfaction: The moderating role of national culture

A review of the job satisfaction across 24 countries shows that cultural differences may have an impact. There has been little systematic research on the question if and how national culture moderates different job characteristics’ influences on job satisfaction. Findings indicate that some job...

The Development and Management of Social Workers in Ethiopia: A situational analysis

In Africa, social protection has become a policy choice in addressing rising vulnerabilities and inequalities. The article tackeled the elements of an emerging international norm in a comprehensive system for the development and management of social workers and reviews the extent to which Ethiopia...

Adoption of ICT in a Government Organization in a Developing Country: An empirical study

This study explores adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance government-to-employee interactions in a government organization in a developing country by utilizing the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). Finding show that impacts were positive,...

Deprofessionalizing Social Work: Anti-Oppressive Practice, Competencies, and Postmodernism

The article argues that the globalization of the economy and the internationalization of the state are affecting social work education and practice in Britain through the competency-based approach being promoted by CCETSW and the government. This is leading to the demise of the autonomous,...

Building Culturally Relevant Social Work for Children in the Midst of Armed Conflict: Applying the DACUM method in Afghanistan

This paper illustrates the collaboration between the Afghan government and two international schools of social work to initiate national social work standards and curricula by engaging local practitioners in defining their work and core competencies through the DACUM (Develop-A-CUrriculuM) method.

Developing Health Information Systems in Developing Countries: The flexible standards strategy

The article is about creating a suitable, integrated, and scalable information system in the health sector. It also provides theoretical concepts to support standardization processes in complex systems, and suggests an approach to implement health standards in developing country settings that is...

Summary Report of the 3rd Annual Global Social Service Workforce Symposium

The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance hosted its 3rd Annual Symposium on June 2nd, 2016. The event was held at the Birdsall House Conference Center in Washington, DC and also via live webcast. Just over 300 participants from 25 countries across NGOs, government, academia, donors and others...

The State of the Social Service Workforce 2016 Report: A review of five years of workforce strengthening

This report assesses the evolution of the social service workforce over the past five years by examining efforts to strengthen and diversify the workforce in eight countries.

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