21st century skills for social work in Netherlands

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Major changes are taking place in the social domain in the Netherlands. Responsibility for child and youth care, support for vulnerable people, labour participation and educational support ( to name a few) has shifted to the municipal level. At the same time we move away from the welfare state to wards participation society. A society that promotes a strengths-based approach and encourages citizens to be more in control of their own lives, of their own communities, and eventually of society as a whole. Professionals in the social field need to adapt, so does the education of these professionals…

 

The transition requires the development of one shared degree “Social Work” out of three, deeply rooted separate degrees for 1) Social work and social services 2) community work and 3) Social educational care.

Geographical area: Other
Theme(s) of intervention: Education, Social policy
Created: 09 Jun 2017
Latest update: 13 Jun 2017

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