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China Collaborative Report Now Available

The 5-year China Collaborative (2012–2017) has concluded, and a final report is now available for review. The Collaborative collected input from the Council on Social Work Education’s Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education and the International Association of Schools of Social Work, with consultation from the China Association of Social Work Education. These three organizations oversaw the development of seven regional partnerships in China and guided the Collaborative in its work.
An external evaluation team wrote this final report after reviewing regional partnership work plans, conference notes, and regional reports and conducting interviews with many American and Chinese partners in the seven regions to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the partnerships functioned.
Five “Themes in Collaboration and Emerging, Promising Practices” resulted from this process:
  • Orientation and Nature of Partnership
  • Diversity and Commonality in Programming
  • Addressing Challenges and Obstacles
  • Developing New and Evolving Collaborations Across and Within Regions
  • Interface of Professional Education and Practice
The China Collaborative was a demonstration project to show how different regions of the world can work together to develop social work education. One of the goals was to become an example for similar ventures developed in other regions of the world using lessons learned in this project. Questions about this report can be directed to