From a global perspective, social pedagogy relates to traveling philosophical ideas and has a transnational history of approaches. At the same time, social pedagogy has been frequently described as of “multifaceted nature” (Hämäläinen 2015), mirroring differing language contexts, political and cultural frames that are linked to historically divergent institutionalizations of (national) welfare states. Against this contradictious background, it is possible to find multiple consistent answers to the question what social pedagogy is (Janer & Úcar 2016). So, in many respects, asking for the relation of social pedagogy and social work is a key question to follow when it is the aim to reify and define social pedagogy in international terms. The contributions to this special issue of the International Journal of Social Pedagogy mark relations of social pedagogy and social work in practice and academia in various countries. On the basis of these contributions, international differences and commonalities become more obvious. Overall, we hope to provide elaborate and more systematic insights into globally different contexts of social pedagogy, and to contribute to an internationally comparative perspective on global relation(s) of social pedagogy and social work.
Hämäläinen, J. (2015): Defining Social Pedagogy: Historical, Theoretical and Practical Considerations. British Journal of Social Work, 45, 1022–1038
Janer, À., Úcar, X. (2016). Analysing the dimensions of Social Pedagogy from an international perspective. European Journal of Social Work, 20(2), 203–218.
Publication date: Articles are being published as and when ready on an on-going basis and will appear below.
Dr Onno Husen, Institute of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, University of Lueneburg, Germany
Prof Philipp Sandermann, Institute of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, University of Lueneburg, Germany
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Published: 08 March 2022
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Publication date: 30 September 2021
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Author: Anna Odrowąż-Coates, Katarzyna Szostakowska
Publication date: 24 March 2021
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Publication date: 26 February 2021
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|ScienceOpen disciplines:||Education, Sociology, Social policy & Welfare, General social science, Family & Child studies, General behavioral science|
|Keywords:||Social Pedagogy, Social Work|