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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Baker, Peta Anne
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Article Title
Can Caribbean Social Work ‘Do’ Development?
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Caribbean Journal of Social Work
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Date of Publication
2013
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10
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207-212
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Abstract
In recent times the discourse on human rights and development has infused policy declarations about the nature and purpose of social work. In addressing the issue of whether Caribbean social work can participate in this process, the article explores the evolution of official definitions of development and the relative marginalisation of social workers in both the discourse and implementation. It identifies commonalities between the ideals of social workers in post-Apartheid South Africa and the ideals of historic figures in the Caribbean to conclude that while these visions are yet to be realised, the data and experiences recounted in this publication provide some direction for future work. The article concludes by offering an interpretation of the concept of development and some of its implications for practicing social work with development as a goal.....
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