Social Work Professions in an Aging World: Opportunities and Perspectives

Shadi S. Martin, Jordan I. Kosberg, Fei Sun, Kristy Durkin

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    Given world aging, social workers will be involved in assisting older persons in their home-country and/or abroad in various types of governmental or nongovernmental agencies. This paper identifies potential opportunities for social workers with gerontological backgrounds interested in working in international and cross-cultural settings. Discussed are the role of social work education in assisting the development of student interest and competence in working with and for older persons in an aging world. Also discussed are international opportunities in field placements for work with older people.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)166-178
    Number of pages13
    JournalEducational Gerontology
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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