A sociological examination of international placement learning by British social work students in children's services in Malaysia.

Ashencaen Crabtree, S., Parker, J., Azman, A. and Masu'ud, F., 2014. A sociological examination of international placement learning by British social work students in children's services in Malaysia. Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology & Sociology, 5 (1), pp. 137-158.

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Abstract

This paper discusses research findings into a study of UK student learning on international social work placements in Malaysia in collaboration with two Malaysian universities: Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. The discussion focuses on those placements taking place in children’s services: residential care and community-based support programmes. The aim of the study was to explore how social work students adapt to unfamiliar learning situations in new cultural contexts with the goal of increasing cultural competence. Data were drawn from formal but anonymised student learning exercises as a requirement of the placement. Findings indicated a wide range of responses towards social work practice with vulnerable children in the Malaysian context in terms of student constructions of care and abuse. Subject to an analytical schema, the collision or adaptation of otherwise normative professional and personal values are examined in detail.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2068-0317
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:22699
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:16 Oct 2015 15:21
Last Modified:16 Oct 2015 15:21

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