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Oxford University Press has partnered with the NASW on the Encyclopedia of Social Work, a continuously updated online collaboration building off the classic reference work.
"Yuichi Nakamura was a university professor who brought and held together the social welfare/social work field and community in Japan for over half a century between the 1950s and the 2010s. The foundation and framework of the present Japanese social welfare/work owe much to his theoretical, organizational, and practical contribution. He also functioned as a communicator and mediator between the mainstream social work in the world and the domestic social work in Japan..." – By Tatsuru Akimoto
The Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice
"The original goal of the Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work was to increase macro social work courses and enrollments in master of social work programs to 20% nationally by 2020. Some saw this as more of a vision, with the numbers in 2013 closer to 8%. Nonetheless, through partnerships with other organizations, forming collaborations and networks, and joining advocacy coalitions, the Special Commission continues to move forward to achieve this goal..." – By Darlyne Bailey, Terry Mizrahi and Jenay Smith
What's New to the OREs
In April 2023, 57 full new articles, 6 revised, 4 summary articles, spread across 21 subjects have been published on the Oxford Research Encyclopedias platform. Explore the recently published articles now.
First Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work Articles Published Online
Oxford University Press and the National Association of Social Workers Press are pleased to announce the online publication of articles that are destined to be included in the print edition of the inaugural Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work (EOMSW). The articles in question—Disability and Political Interventions—signal the beginning of continuous online publication of EOMSW content that will culminate in a three-volume print work expected to appear in 2022.
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