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Journal of Social Work Practice

For a Special Issue on

Decolonising Social Work Practice, Education and Research

Abstract deadline
15 December 2023

Manuscript deadline
30 July 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Gillian Ruch, University of Sussex
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Jennifer Simpson, Nottingham Trent University
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Farrukh Akhtar, [email protected]

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Decolonising Social Work Practice, Education and Research

The past few years has seen decolonisation become a widely used word in the social work vocabulary. Phrases such as ‘decolonising the curriculum’ have become widespread, but what do we really mean by this or claims to be committed to decolonised practice. This Special Issue of the Journal of Social Work Practice focuses on decolonisation and the processes involved in decolonising social work practice, education and research.

We welcome abstracts (200-300 words) that: critically and reflectively address this challenging concept; draw on psychosocial and systemic theoretical frameworks to enhance our understanding of this international phenomenon and highlight how we can strive to overcome oppressive and discriminatory beliefs, behaviours and structures in all aspects of social work across the globe.

Submission Instructions

TIMELINES (subject to change)

Deadline for abstracts: 15 Dec 23

Outcome of selection process: 30 Jan 24

Working timelines: first draft 30 July 24; reviewer responses 30 Sept; second draft 12 Jan; final version 12 Feb.

Please submit abstracts by email to the editors. 

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