Post-colonialist practice: An Australian social worker in rural Zambia
Globalization has seen an increase in social workers engaging in post-colonialist practice around the world. A working example is provided of an Australian social worker travelling to rural Zambia with the aim of the development and implementation of grief and loss workshops for local community leaders. Principles of community development, adult education and community education theories inform such practice, allowing the external social worker to contribute positively to the life of another community. In this environment the internal and external resources of the social worker are tested and utilized in the aim of joint partnership.