Veronika Mia Zegzulková, Marie Špiláčková
Veronika Mia Zegzulková is an internal PhD student at the Faculty of Social Studies at the University of Ostrava. Her doctoral thesis deals with the topic of education of social workers for international social work.
Marie Špiláčková is an Associate Professor of the programme Social Work at the Faculty of Social Studies at the University of Ostrava. She has focused her education and research on the theories and methodology of social work with emphasis on their historical development.
OBJECTIVES: The present study deals with a reflection on the impact of the society transformation
in relation to the education of social workers. It determines the depicted main signs of modern
society in the second modernity and deals with the issues of the impact of modernisation in the
context of the current society and the area of education in social work. THEORETICAL BASE:
The study is based on the theoretical approach of the period of the second stage of modernisation
and the interrelated neoliberalism. METHODS: The aim of this article is to analyse from
a critical theory perspective the professional theoretical discourse of changes in society in relation
to education in social work. The main research question was set: What are the consequences of
the process of transformation of society in relation to education in social work? OUTCOMES:
Outcomes of the submitted treatise dwell in the reflective analysis of thoughts of depicted authors
dealing with the impacts of the societal transformation that has changed not only the content
of education of social workers as indicated by examples from Great Britain and Scandinavia but
also of social work as a profession. SOCIAL WORK IMPLICATIONS: Investigation results
support the forming of new findings usable for expert discourse regarding the topic of education
in international social work.
international social work, social worker, education, social work, neoliberalism