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Defining Social Work in Aotearoa
Defining Social Work in Aotearoa

Defining Social Work in Aotearoa

Forty years of pioneering research and teaching at Massey University


320 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $35.00 (US $35.00) (CA $45.00)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9780994130099

Rights: US & CA

Massey University Press (Sep 2017)

Price: $35.00


Massey University was the first New Zealand university to offer a social work degree, 40 years ago. This book is published to mark that milestone. Relevant to all social workers today, its chapters highlight the political and social backdrop against which the profession has developed over the past four decades. It also casts a critical eye over the key issues and trends that continue to preoccupy the profession, policy-makers, politicians, the media and, indeed, the general populace. Its detailed bibliography highlights the remarkable and influential body of work of Massey social work students, staff and alumni since 1976.

Author Biography

Dr Michael Dale has been a senior lecturer in the Social Work and Social Policy Programme at Massey’s University’s School of Social Work since 2001 and has 33 years’ work experience within the social services sector. Hannah Mooney is a lecturer at Massey University’s School of Social Work. Associate Professor Kieran O’Donoghue is Head of the School of Social Work at Massey University. He is a registered social worker, and a member of ANZASW.