The Professional Knowledge Base: A Critical Essay

Pemberton A.G. (1975) The Professional Knowledge Base: A Critical Essay. Australian Social Work, 28 2: 5-16. doi:10.1080/03124077508549443

Author Pemberton A.G.
Title The Professional Knowledge Base: A Critical Essay
Journal name Australian Social Work   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1447-0748
Publication date 1975-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03124077508549443
Volume 28
Issue 2
Start page 5
End page 16
Total pages 12
Subject 3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
3306 Health (social science)
3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract This paper surveys some aspects of the professional social work knowledge base, focusing critical attention on both “theory for social work” (the behavioural science contribution) and “practice theory” (derived from professional activities). Recognition of some serious gaps in and limitations of the knowledge base leads to some speculation about problems in the application of knowledge in everyday practical situations: specifically, social workers are advised to pay attention to the possibility of an hiatus between knowledge and action in professional work. The essay concludes by raising some broad issues following from the more detailed points raised before.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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