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Социална педагогика и социална работа – сходство в означаващото
Social Pedagogy and Social Work – Similarity in the Signifiers

Author(s): Nelli Petrova-Dimitrova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, School education, Vocational Education, History of Education, Educational Psychology, State/Government and Education, Applied Sociology, Sociology of Education
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: social pedagogy; social education; social assistance; social work

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is to outline the similarities in the areas designated by the concepts of social pedagogy and social work, by examining the nature of the relationship between them, and to argue possible directions for their differentiation. The hypothesis of the study is that there is similarity in the meanings signified by social pedagogy and social work, and even that within certain parameters this similarity represents uniformity. The methods of the study are theoretical review and education documents in English, French, Russian and Bulgarian from the recent years. The main findings show that these signifiers denote processes that help interventions; they reflect the process of connection between helping and receiving help; they develop similar forms of intervention based on an individualized clinical approach centered on the needs of people, individually and in a group or community. The main specificities/differences can be summarized as the mainstays of different theoretical scientific backgrounds, i.e. Education, Medicine, Psychology (psychotherapy), etc., and/or as accessories to the theoretical psycho-pedagogical schools, i.e. cognitive, behavioral, psychoanalytical, eclectic, etc .; as specific fields of work.

  • Issue Year: 89/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 495-506
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian