Educating against all odds: The context and content of social work education in times of national crisis in Greece

Sofia Dedotsi, Alys Young

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Abstract

Greece is six years into a socio-economic crisis during which oppression has increased as a result of unjust austerity measures. Reflecting on the need for an anti-oppressive practice, a qualitative study of pre-qualifying social work education was carried out in one of the four national Departments of Social Work (subsequently abolished). This paper reports the findings of semi-structured interviews with final year students (n=14) and academic staff members (n=10) on the content and context of social work education in relation to anti-oppressive practice. The study revealed the need for a radical shift in social work education based on the emancipatory values of the profession.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-863
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume62
Issue number2
Early online date9 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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