A sociological examination of international placement learning by British social work students in children's services in Malaysia

Authors: Ashencaen Crabtree, S., Parker, J., Azman, A. and Masu'ud, F.

Journal: Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology & Sociology

Volume: 5

Issue: 1

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22699/

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Preferred by: Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

A sociological examination of international placement learning by British social work students in children's services in Malaysia

Authors: Ashencaen Crabtree, S., Parker, J., Azman, A. and Masu'ud, F.

Journal: Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology & Sociology

Volume: 5

Issue: 1

Pages: 137-158

ISSN: 2068-0317

Abstract:

This paper discusses research findings into a study of UK student learning on international social work placements in Malaysia in collaboration with two Malaysian universities: Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. The discussion focuses on those placements taking place in children’s services: residential care and community-based support programmes. The aim of the study was to explore how social work students adapt to unfamiliar learning situations in new cultural contexts with the goal of increasing cultural competence. Data were drawn from formal but anonymised student learning exercises as a requirement of the placement. Findings indicated a wide range of responses towards social work practice with vulnerable children in the Malaysian context in terms of student constructions of care and abuse. Subject to an analytical schema, the collision or adaptation of otherwise normative professional and personal values are examined in detail.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22699/

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