Teaching Policy Practice in a Global Context

Karen Smith Rotabi, Marie Overby Weil, Dorothy N. Gamble Msw

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Rapid global change, massive world migration, and increasing political and economic uncertainty demand that policy practice be taught from a global perspective. If social work students are to be effective policy practitioners and advocates, they need skills to consider local, national, international, and global issues as the context for policy analysis and action. This paper focuses on implementation of a new policy practice course built on the foundation of international human rights emphasizing comparative policy analysis and principles of liberty, equality and justice within a social development perspective. Recommendations include assignments, suggested texts, and classroom activities.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalThe Social Policy Journal
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Policy practice
  • equality
  • ethics
  • human rights
  • social justice


  • Economics
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Political Science

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