The aim of the Education Commission is to create a structure for the transfer of knowledge between social work education and practice where both are informed and learning from one another. The Commission supports social work programmes and educators who experience pressures to make “concessions” on the quality of education to be able to meet the professions international standards. WSWD 2020 message from IFSW Education Commissioner, Vassilis Iakomidis
The specific objectives of our interim commission are:
- Provide, within the structures of IFSW, a platform for all parties to work together at the national and global level, in accordance with the global principles, values and ethics as articulated in the Global Definition of Social Work.
- Agree on global minimum standards of social work curriculum and an internationally recognized policy framework.
- Develop a mechanism for IFSW endorsement of social work curricula who meet the global minimum standards and policy frameworks.
- Extend support to social work programmes and educators when experiencing political or technocratic pressures to make “concessions” to the quality of education.
- Promote genuine participation of the people who use services.
Latin American and the Caribbean Region
Dra. Marinilda Rivera Díaz
North American Region
Dr. Gary Bailey
Education in the news
- February 17, 2022Photo: HAN BISW students arriving for fieldwork placement in Nepal at the Maya FoundationThis week, the Bachelor of International Social Work offered by HAN University in the Netherlands was endorsed by IFSW in the first-ever pilot peer review.
- November 30, 2020IFSW and partner organisations have launched a global strategy to advance social work education.