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dc.contributor.authorWebster, M.
dc.contributor.authorMcNabb, David
dc.contributor.authorDarroch, John
dc.description.abstractIn 2004, management was recognised by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) as one of 13 ‘core purposes’ of the global profession. Taking that recognition as a starting point, this article advances the notion that the pre-eminent function of management in social work organisations is to serve, advocate for and integrate the remaining 12 purposes. We further propose that these 12 purposes express the profession’s commitment to human rights and social justice as social work’s distinctive values – that social justice has an organisational dimension. Proceeding from that philosophical base, this paper introduces a research project to develop standards for social work management and leadership uniquely designed for Aotearoa New Zealand. The authors suggest that the IFSW core purpose statement informs and underpins the project. Standards developed by the profession in the United States and England are reviewed and elements drawn from those sources assessed for potential application to New Zealand. The concepts of leadership and management are examined to determine whether they are interchangeable terms, while noting that in the two overseas jurisdictions leadership is privileged. The article concludes by way of an introduction to the preliminary ndings of the research project for future treatment.en_NZ
dc.publisherAotearoa New Zealand Social Workersen_NZ
dc.rightsCopyright of Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review is the property of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use.en_NZ
dc.subjectInternational Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)en_NZ
dc.subjectsocial work organisationsen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial work managementen_NZ
dc.titleAdvancing social work professionalism : standards for management and leadership in Aotearoa New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAotearoa New Zealand Social Workersen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden160799 Social Work not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationWebster, M., McNabb, D., & Darroch, J. (2015). Advancing social work professionalism: Standards for management and leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review, 27(3), pp.44-56. NOTE: AVAILABLE FROM LINK BELOW.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.publication.volume27 (3)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleAotearoa New Zealand Social Worken_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaSocial Practice

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