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International field placements: The models Australian social work programmes are currently using

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Abstract


  • IInternational field placements have become increasingly common in Australian social work programmes. This article looks at the models of organising international placements, in sending or receiving social work students. Four such models are identified: informal linkages for individual students, linkages between Australian social work programmes, formalised university to university agreements and formalised university to agency agreements. Although there appears to be a preference for formalised ongoing relationships between institutions in different countries, drawing on all four models as appropriate and feasible will enable everyone involved in international placements to achieve the most positive practice possible.

UOW Authors


  •   Fox, Mim
  •   Hugman, Richard (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Fox, M. & Hugman, R. (2019). International field placements: The models Australian social work programmes are currently using. International Social Work, 62 (5), 1-13.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85045051060

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5007&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3998

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 62

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • IInternational field placements have become increasingly common in Australian social work programmes. This article looks at the models of organising international placements, in sending or receiving social work students. Four such models are identified: informal linkages for individual students, linkages between Australian social work programmes, formalised university to university agreements and formalised university to agency agreements. Although there appears to be a preference for formalised ongoing relationships between institutions in different countries, drawing on all four models as appropriate and feasible will enable everyone involved in international placements to achieve the most positive practice possible.

UOW Authors


  •   Fox, Mim
  •   Hugman, Richard (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Fox, M. & Hugman, R. (2019). International field placements: The models Australian social work programmes are currently using. International Social Work, 62 (5), 1-13.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85045051060

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5007&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3998

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 62

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom