Research-based Social Work Profession in the Finnish Welfare State

Sanna Lähteinen, Aila-Leena Matthies

Tutkimustuotokset: Kirjoitus kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaLukuTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

This chapter examines the Finnish model of social work education from the perspective of the European system of higher education. The analysis is framed by the fast development of the social-democratic welfare state. Formalised social worker education started in 1942 as a two-year bachelor’s degree that was vocationally oriented with the purpose of providing municipalities a sufficient labour force. From the 1970s onwards, social work education started its process of academisation, and in 1994 social work became its own scientific discipline. Currently, Finnish social work education places strong emphasis on research and research-based understanding of social work. Social work education is organised at the university level only. The qualification requirement for a social worker’s position is the completion of bachelor’s and master’s degrees (total of 300 European Credit Transfer System points), with the main subject being social work.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoSocial Work Education in Europe
AlaotsikkoTraditions and Transformations
ToimittajatMarion Laging, Nino Žganec
JulkaisupaikkaCham
KustantajaSpringer
Sivut43-63
Sivumäärä21
ISBN (elektroninen)978-3-030-69701-3
ISBN (painettu)978-3-030-69700-6, 978-3-030-69703-7
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 8 toukokuuta 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli kokoomateoksessa

Julkaisusarja

SarjaEuropean Social Work Education and Practice
ISSN2662-2440

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