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

Marelize Vergottini, Mike Weyers

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

Keywords


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

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15270/56-2-816

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