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The problem of being ‘professional’- some notes on occupational closure and protection of title

The failure of Carmel Sepuloni’s Social Workers Registration (Mandatory Registration) Amendment Bill to pass its first reading in the house this week has provoked some discussion about the importance of protection of title. This post aims to shed some light … Continue reading

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Time to say goodbye to Flexner

Liz Beddoe Sage ( @SAGEsocialwork) just tweeted that Abraham Flexner’s 1915 article “Is social work a profession?” is the top paper. This was republished in 2001. Read here. I checked Google Scholar and it has 986 citations, including dozens just … Continue reading

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