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date: 09 December 2019

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Social work education's development and focus around the world reflects the increasing reality of global interdependence in the initial decade of the 21st century. A number of countries have recently initiated programs of education for social workers, and there are an increasing number of international exchange programs for students and faculty. There continues to be considerable diversity in the focus and structure of educational programs across nations, but a recently developed set of Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training provides a common framework that can be voluntarily applied and adapted to local conditions.

Keywords: Council on Social Work Education, history of social work and social welfare, International Association of Schools of Social Work, International Federation of Social Workers, International Social Welfare, International social work, social development, social work education, United Nations

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