13 Int'l Soc. Work 1 (1970)

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EDITORIAL


A FTER the major theoretical articles of
        recent issues, this number  of  Inter-
        national Social Work is mainly factual
in content. Debre  and  Crapuchet, in a mas-
terly survey, remind us of the grinding poverty
in which the majority of children struggle for
survival in the many hungry countries of Asia,
Africa and  South America.  Mildred Pratt sets
against this sombre background  the energetic
initiatives of four African countries in launch-
ing programmes   of developmental social wel-
fare  which  canalise the  energies  of such
politically active groups as  the womenfolk
and  the  young  unemployed   in ways  which
simultaneously produce  an increase of social
capital and  provide  training in responsible
citizenship for the  participants. A  French
observer, writes with warmth  and enthusiasm
of the quality of government in Thailand and
particularly of its economic and  educational
progress  and  its programmes  of  community
development.   From   India we   get another
essay in self-criticism, concerned this time with
the state of  Indian psychiatry, and  the in-
difference of  the  psychiatric profession to
the potential contribution of the professional
social worker.  The   only essay  in general
theory  is the article in which  Eugen  Pusic


reviews  an important  new  work  by  Donald
Howard,  who  is so well known to our readers
for his service to this journal as review editor.

   Before they receive this issue, the members
of the International Association of Schools of
Social Work  will have  been  notified by the
Board  of their Association that International
Social Work  is no  longer to be supplied as
part of the benefits of membership,  but will
be  obtainable only in exchange  for a sepa-
rate subscription. At the same time the Inter-
national Council on Social Welfare  has inau-
gurated  an  excellent newsletter, which will
henceforward   carry most of  the news  items
for which  this journal has till now provided
space.  Both  these changes   of policy help
to clarify the status of International Social
Work   as a  professional journal which must
compete  fairly and  squarely with others  of
its kind, depending for support partly on its
professional and  literary quality and partly
on  its international character. We hope our
readers will stay with us as subscribers, and
will help to increase  our circulation by re-
commending us to their friends. We also
hope  that they will support us as contributors,
and  will thus help us to maintain our quality.

                           Elizabeth E. Irvine


Apology


We   greatly regret that the appropriate acknowledgements  were
not made   in the previous issue in relation to the article by Jan
de Jongh  -  On  Western Social Work  and  the Afro-Asian World.
This was  republished from  the Social Service  Review  Vol. 43.
No.  1  by  kind permission of  the Editor of  the University of
Chicago   Press, and  is copyright (1969)  by  the University of
Chicago.

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