Integrating Globalization into the Social Work Curriculum

Karen Smith Rotabi, Denise Gammonley, Dorothy N. Gamble, Marie O. Weil

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The reality that social work is a global profession is explored. Authors encourage a broadening of social work education, moving beyond the traditional conception of "internationalized" to a "globalized" social work curriculum. Practical teaching strategies for a globalized perspective are presented with selected key concepts specifically applied to social policy, community practice, human behavior in the social environment, and sustainable development. Discussion includes macro-scale ethical considerations in a neoliberal economic system.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalThe Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • cultural competence
  • globalization
  • interdependence
  • reciprocity
  • social work education


  • Social Work

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