Frameworks for Global Social Work Education: Portugal (Azores) and United States

By Maria Cisaltina da Silveira Nunes Dinis, Rosemary J. Link and Kelly Louise Anders.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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A comparative global social work education model was applied to compare and evaluate EU (Azores, Portugal) social programs, services, and solutions (micro to macro-level practice) with those in the USA. Implications for the inclusion of international content in social work education are discussed and recommendations made for organizing international courses.

Keywords: Comparative Global Social Work Education, International Student Travel, Experiential Learning, Azores

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.271-282. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.151MB).

Dr. Maria Cisaltina da Silveira Nunes Dinis

Associate Professor, Division of Social Work, California State University, Sacramento, California, USA

Maria Cesaltina Dinis, PhD, MSW, is an associate professor for the Division of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Dr. Dinis is the Admissions Director for the Master of Social Work program at CSUS. Dr. Dinis is the Chair of the CSUS, Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) every Spring term and a member of the California Health and Human Services Agency, CPHS committee. She has published in the areas of alcohol and drug treatment, policy, and prevention. Her interests are in multicultural issues in regards to alcohol and drugs, women, and global social work. Dr. Dinis received her PhD from the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Rosemary J. Link

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, USA

Rosemary J. Link, PhD., LISW, is an Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for Simpson College in Indianola, West Des Moines and Ankeny, IA. Dr. Link has participated in research for the Child Poverty Action Group in London and the Southside Family Nurturing Center in Minneapolis where she is has just completed two terms as Chair of the Board. Her research focuses on the impact of poverty and welfare reform on children, case studies of women organizing to combat poverty, international social policy and human rights, and school achievement. Dr Link has developed international social work courses and student and faculty exchange programs worldwide, including Mexico, India, Slovenia and Singapore. She has worked through the State Department's education ambassador program and Augsburg's Center for Global Education. Dr. Link received her BA from University of Southampton, CQSW from London University (Bedford College), and PhD from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Kelly Louise Anders

Academic Personnel Consultant, Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Davis, California, USA

Kelly Louise Anders is an Academic Personnel Consultant in the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost at the University of California, Davis. She is also a research associate working on national and international research projects with Maria C. Dinis, Ph.D., MSW, Associate Professor at the California State University, Sacramento, Division of Social Work. Ms. Anders conducts research in the area of leadership studies. Her interests are organizational sociology, leadership, international studies, and educational policy. She received her Master of Arts in Leadership from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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