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36 Int'l Soc. Work 5 (1993)

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Two  of the articles in this issue of our journal address the critical
need for an integrated approach  to social work that bridges the
micro/macro   continuum.  This is to ensure that our efforts all
over the world have their optimum impact on the complex psycho-
social systemic realities which we all face. Each presents us with
paradigms that help us to build this critical conceptual and practice
bridge. The Elliott article looks at the challenge from the perspective
of contemporary  theoretical perspectives and the Chung-Haynes
article from the perspective of Confucian thinking from the fifth
century BC.
  Several of the other articles discuss further challenges that emerge
as our practices on a world-wide basis become increasingly multi-
cultural. Hence we must not only understand the realities of each
individual client we meet, but also the complex context in which
they exist and the world issues that are a part of their day-to-day
realities. From a macro perspective not only do we have to under-
stand the complex contemporary  issues that restrict the possibility
of people achieving their optimum potential in our ever-changing
world but, as the Schindler article teaches us, some of these situa-
tions can only be understood from a basis that goes back to Biblical
  For me  the increasing scope of our profession, one that like the
universe is in an ongoing state of expansion, is exciting.
  As  I ponder these issues I am also aware that in the next few days
I will be involved in the difficult task of selecting yet another group
of incoming students, eager to be social workers, conscious that we
will have to turn many   of them  down  due to lack of teaching
resources. As  mentioned  in the  Elliott article, many of these
students, conscious of the extent of human suffering in this world,
will have as their motivating goal a wish to deal with individuals,
families and small groups in a helping, healing manner. We will
talk about them as being more micro oriented than macro and will
decry their apparent lack of sensitivity to systemic and social justice

International Social Work (SAGE, London, Newbury  Park and New
Delhi), Vol. 36 (1993), 5-6.

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