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Climate crisis and social work: lack of climate crisis education in social work curriculum

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posted on 2021-05-23, 13:18 authored by Tasneem Zaman
This paper argues that social work curriculum ignores the pressing matter of the ongoing global climate crisis. Using the theoretical frameworks of anti-racism and anti-colonialism, I propose four ways to deal with this curricular gap in social work, which are the following: 1) to insert ethical obligations on the part of social workers to address climate change and environmental justice within the social work code of ethics, 2) to expand the person-in-environment focus to include nature and environmental justice, 3) to embrace a transformative learning paradigm, and 4) to implement a mandatory course on natural disaster management.





Master of Social Work


Social Work

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type