THE FOUNDATIONS AND NATURE OF SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK: AN OVERVIEW

Keywords: school social work, school social workers, South Africa, inclusive education, social work roles, social work functions

Abstract

The article provides the background for judging the current and future roles and functions of school social workers in South Africa.  It covers the history and nature of South African school social work and the policy dictates that govern local practice, as well as the challenges faced by learners and the roles, tasks and functions practitioners could, and should, perform to address these challenges.  Moreover, the article attempts to indicate the basis for the further development of this speciality within the local profession, as well as promote research in this field

Author Biographies

Marelize Vergottini, Grey College Primary, Bloemfontein
School Social Worker
Mike Weyers, North West University
Department of social Work
Published
2020-06-22
Section
Articles