Villains, fools or unsung heroes? A study of the contradictory narratives of social work identities in contemporary England

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Higgins, MM (2016). Villains, fools or unsung heroes? A study of the contradictory narratives of social work identities in contemporary England. Czech and Slovak Social Work. 16 (4), pp. 57-65.
AuthorsHiggins, MM
Abstract

The aims of this paper are to identify rival stories of social work which reflect the contradictory and ambivalent attitude of society to the profession and to argue that critical pedagogy can offer a way forward beyond these contradictions. Based on a qualitative study of a qualifying undergraduate social work degree in social work, 48 participants were interviewed: participants included academics, students, service users and practice educators

Year2016
JournalCzech and Slovak Social Work
Journal citation16 (4), pp. 57-65
PublisherEuropean Research Institute for Social Work
ISSN1805-885X
Publication dates
Print31 Aug 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Sep 2016
Accepted31 Jul 2016
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CC BY-NC 4.0
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