Book Publishing

Have you been writing, now it is time to publish. See call for two book chapters below.

You have been writing, it is time to publish

History of Social Work Book

ISBN : 978-1-77920-449-3

EAN: 9781779204493

We cordially invite you to submit your draft book chapter for our ongoing book project titled

History of African Social Work

See information and templates below about what to include in your chapter.

About this book and potential chapter topics

The history of social work in Africa has not been adequately documented. The ASW presents an opportunity for social workers from African countries to document how social services, social welfare, social work and social development evolved in their countries. Having this history document is an important step in decolonizing the profession and making it more authentic.

Specific sections to include in your chapter are:

  • Types of social services and social welfare that existed before present day professional social work
  • How social services, welfare and social work education and training developed in your country
  • History of social work institutions and associations in your country and their roles
  • Social work regulation (if available)
  • An overview of social development services in your country and the current involvement or position of social work
  • Biography of people who contributed to development of social services, social welfare, social work and social development
  • Any other relevant sections

Your chapter must be between 15 and 20 pages in total, single-spaced. See templates below.

Due date
Receiving draft chapter Extended, still open
Receiving chapter feedback
Revised chapters submission
Publishing of book online
Publishing of book online

Ubuntu Social Work Book

ISBN: 978-1-77920-450-9

EAN: 9781779204509

Call for draft chapters now closed for the book titled


This book will be published in December 2021.

See further details below.

This is a textbook of social work expected to be used for first year level teaching and learning of introductory social work subjects. Areas to cover include Introduction to Social Work; Philosophical Foundations of African Social Work; History of African Social Services and Social Work; Understanding African Social Challenges; Knowledge Base/Sources; Introduction to Research; Indigenous Social Work; Process of Social Work; Domains, Principles, Methods and Ethics/Values of African Social Work; Methods; Principles; Community Work; Rural Development; Development Work, Social Development, Understanding Society, Understanding Individuals, Family Work, Social Welfare, Political Social Work, Fieldwork, Fields of Practice and Teaching and Learning Social Work. Textbook 2 and 3 will be published in December 2022 and June 2023 respectively. These will cover second year to final year level social work subjects respectively.

Writers are asked to use ubuntu in two ways (1) theoretically and (2) pedagogically. This means that your theoretical framework must include one or more of the several ubuntu frameworks, and your teaching and learning philosophy or strategy in the textbook chapter must be ubuntu inspired.

Each chapter will be 15 – 20 pages long (single-spaced) in total and should cover these items:

  1. Title
  2. Author name, affiliation and autobiography
  3. African quotation of proverb, short story, song or popular saying
  4. Learning objectives (4-8 dot points)
  5. Philosophical, theoretical framework/s or both
  6. Main content (use suitable subheadings, include 2-4 short activities, 2-4 case studies)
  7. Lessons (4-8 dot points)
  8. Summary of lessons (4-8 dot points)
  9. Questions (4-8 dot points)
  10. Potential research topics or questions (4-8 dot points)
  11. Definition of key words
  12. List of references (15-25 references including journal articles, government reports, books. Please prioritise African knowledge sources)
  13. Bibliography of other available sources (not more than 15)
Due date
Receiving draft chapter 30 March 2021
Receiving chapter feedbackOngoing
Revised chapters submissionOngoing
Publishing of book onlineDecember 2021
Publishing of print versionJune 2022

Each chapter will be between 15 and 20 pages in length including references.

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