CONTENT AREAS FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL WORK

Raisuyah Bhagwan

Abstract


Calls for the integration of spirituality into social work curricula emerged in the Western
literature on the issue over two decades ago (Canda, 1989). Empirical enquiries in the
American and British contexts proliferated, revealing a conspicuous void in spirituality
education (Furman, Benson, Canda & Grimwood, 2005; Gilligan & Furness, 2006; Graff,
2007). They also showed strong support for the introduction of a course on spirituality and
social work, thus leading many schools of social work to begin offering it as an elective in the
United States (Bhagwan, 2002). In contrast, the schism between spirituality and social work in
practice, education and research has been pronounced in South Africa.

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