Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family, and community level in East Asia. In addition to this, the number of activities undertaken by social welfare NGOs has risen a great deal throughout East Asia, resulting in a greater demand for professional social workers. With governments across the region having discovered the beneficial effects of professional social work for both social integration and social harmony, there is now greater support for the development of this academic discipline and profession. This groundbreaking volume explores the current state of development of social work provision across the region. It is the first book of its kind to investigate current and future trends, as well as the challenges and pitfalls of social work - one of the fastest-growing professions in East Asia.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction, Christian Aspalter; Chapter 2 Social Work in Japan, Hubert Liu; Chapter 3 Social Work in Mongolia, Oyut-Erdene Namdaldagva; Chapter 4 Social Work in Taiwan, Huang Pei Jie, Ku Yeun Wen; Chapter 5 Social Work in Hong Kong, Ernest W.T. Chui; Chapter 6 Social Work in Thailand, Kitipat Nontapattamadul; Chapter 7 Social Work in Malaysia, Zulkarnain A. Hatta, Zarina Mat Saad; Chapter 8 Social Work in Singapore, Rosaleen Ow; Chapter 9 Social Work in the Philippines, Jem Price; Chapter 10 Social Work Services and Developmental Social Policy, Christian Aspalter;
Christian Aspalter is Professor and Former Head of the Social Work and Social Administration Programme at Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University, United International College, Zhuhai, China.