• Podsoc #61

Migrant social workers crossing borders:

In conversation with Allen Bartley

Social workers are a relatively mobile profession. Many of us find ourselves working in other countries but how well prepared are we for the experience? Allen Bartley talks about New Zealand research on migrant social workers.

Allen Bartley is a sociologist and senior lecturer in the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work at the University of Auckland. He migrated to New Zealand from the USA in 1992. His primary research interests include 1.5-generation migrants and transnationalism, ethnic politics in New Zealand and transgenerational ethnic identity. Current work includes a study of overseas-qualified social workers practicing in New Zealand, and the emergence of transnational professional spaces.

Recommended citation – APA6th

Fronek, P. (Host). (2013, December 2). Migrant social workers crossing borders: In conversation with Allen Bartley [Episode 61]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/migrant-social-workers-crossing-borders/.

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  2. References

Fouché, C., Beddoe, L., Bartley, A., & Brenton, N. (2013). Strengths and struggles: Overseas qualified social workers’ experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian Social Work, 1-16. doi:10.1080/0312407x.2013.783604

Fouché, C., Beddoe, L., Bartley, A., & de Haan, I. (2013). Enduring professional dislocation: Migrant social workers’ perceptions of their professional roles. British Journal of Social Work. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bct054

Bartley, A., Beddoe , L., Fouché , C. B., & Harington, P. (2012). Transnational social workers: Making the profession a transnational professional space. International Journal of Population Research, vol. 2012 (Article ID 527510), 11pp. doi:10.1155/2012/527510

Beddoe, L., Fouché, C., Bartley, A., & Harington, P. (2011) Migrant social workers’ experience in New Zealand: education and supervision issues. Social Work Education, 1-20. First published 11 November 2011 doi:10.1080/02615479.2011.633600

Bartley, A., Beddoe, L., Duke, J., Fouché, C., Harington, P. R. J., & Shah, R. (2011). Crossing Borders: Key features of migrant social workers in New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 23(3), 16-30.