The first book dealing with the foundations, planning and delivery of language courses for social work students, this publication will stimulate new debate on responding to linguistic diversity and curriculum design. Many countries in Europe are multilingual and have linguistic minorities within their borders, yet language teaching remains a neglected aspect of social work education. Its huge potential remains largely unexplored, for though courses in professsional language exist at some social work departments and schools in various European countries, there is little formal policy and little or no transfer of knowledge and best practice between countries. Those involved in the delivery of such courses typically have to develop their teaching strategies and teaching materials in unsupported isolation. The book draws together a wide range of practical experience and theoretical knowledge from practitioners and educators from many countries, including Austria, Belgium, England, French Guyana, Poland and Wales. Language Teaching in the Social Work Curriculum is a book for those involved in teaching language courses in social work departments/schools; social work practice with refugees and asylum-seekers; developing, organising and delivering social work courses; research on social work education and education in general; all forms of social service with people from linguistic minorities; or representing social workers interests in professional associations. It provides valuable examples and ideas to stimulate innovative teaching practice, curriculum development and improved access to services for linguistic minorities.
Autoren-Info:Jacob Kornbeck Educated as a historian and social scientist, Jacob Kornbeck (born 1968) is an Administrator in the European Commission in Brussels. He has published on a variety of issues in the fields of social work, social policy, education and training.