Different words, different worlds?: the concept of language choice in social work and social care

Author:
DAVIES Elaine
Publisher:
Care Council for Wales
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
36p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Part of the requirements of the Social Work Degree in Wales is that social work students should learn about working in a bilingual society. This booklet provides a description and an analysis of bilingualism from different theoretical perspectives, to help to understand bilingualism and its implications for work within the care field. It is intended to be helpful in attempting to understand and analyse the concept of language choice in social work and social care. It is set in a global context and includes examples from North American research. Sections cover language and the individual; Bilingualism: Links with social work practice; and Language and Society. Each chapter includes short case studies and points for discussion. The booklet is primarily aimed at practice teachers and social work students to help them to reflect Welsh language and culture in their work during their training, however it is also relevant to those working in social work and social care.

Subject terms:
service users, social work, Social Work Degrees, choice, communication, diversity;
Location(s):
Wales
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