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Asian Social Work Journal
ISSN : 01281577     EISSN : 01281577     DOI : -
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The Beauty and The Beast of Rural Education Development in Northern Malaysia Noordin, Nazmi; Ngah, Kamarudin
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 4 No 4 (2019)
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Education will lead to the economic growth, stability of social and political system, able to reduce crime rates and at the same time will improve social services. Education is very important for rural folks especially among young people in improving their standard of living. Poor and lack of education will spoil all other effort towards rural development. When rural people schooling, it will open a lot of opportunities for them in exploring the wider world. Education contribute in developing appropriate skills among the communities and individuals in facing the challenges in their life. Both formal and non-formal education are important in giving an opportunity to the people to excel in their life. Formal education is said to be a foundation in developing some skills while non-formal education more advantageous in some situation. The purpose of this study is to identify the improvement and the pitfall of education development in rural area in Northern Malaysia especially in Kedah, Malaysia. Mix methods were applied where 240 households from selected rural village answered a questionnaire distributed to them and another thirteen (13) headman and six (6) development managers were interviewed for the data collection. Mean value was used in explaining the finding for the quantitative method while Hermeneutic Analysis was used for the qualitative method. The findings discussed on the improvement as well as pitfalls of education development in rural area.
Reflexivity: Doing Research with Women in a Mental health Care Facility Yong, Phooi Ling; Mas'ud, Faizah; Ling, How Kee
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 4 No 4 (2019)
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Reflexivity has been recognised as a crucial strategy in the knowledge generating process and applied in qualitative research to legitimate, validate and question research practices and representation, as well as evaluating the quality of qualitative research. Reflexivity in the social work literature have impacted in research and practice. However, the effect of researcher’s perspectives on the data collection and interpretation process by using reflexivity has not been examined in the mental health research in Malaysia. Thus, this paper aims to explore the role of methodological reflexivity in a qualitative research with Chinese women with mental health problems in a residential care setting in Malaysia. The researcher’s and participants’ interaction and experiences, as well as emotional context during interviews that affect the data interpretation and data collection process are discussed. Greater understanding on their experiences in the care centre has been generated by focusing on these women as an “abled-body” rather than people with disabilities. Recognition of the researcher’s feelings and experiences have enriched the research method and analysis, as well as informing the practice for social workers, health practitioners, and students who work with women with mental health problems.
The Role of Students as Agent of Change in Empowering Micro Enterprises Ahmad, Faizal; Rahayu, Ety
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 4 No 4 (2019)
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Some studies can confirmed that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) represent themselves as highly significant collective actors of developments in all geographic contexts. Although the studies that see contributions of university in the MSME empowerment is still minimal and less comprehensive. As an intellectual actor, the university has a wide range of areas of expertise that can be exploited more broadly to the community than to the extent of classroom learning. And through a intensive, specific and distinctive assistance model, this study would like to explore what and how the role of students as a representation of the university as well as a agent of change in empowering micro enterprises. The method used in this study is a qualitative by interviewing some informants in the Community Development Program 2017 initiated by the University of Prasetiya Mulya which is directly related to the process of empowering micro enterprises. This study found some of the dominant and specific roles such as educators, researchers and evaluators. Coupled with several empowerment roles such as building relationships and consensus as well as providing technical assistance related to some aspects in business management. As well as other common roles that appear in the assistance process like enablers, motivators, facilitators, initiators, and brokers. With a live-in model in business partners’ house adopted by the Community Development Program, students have many opportunities and roles to explore methods of enhancing the capacity of business partners through intensive assistance and practical learning in developing a business.
Identifying Parties of Support System to Prevent Suicide Behavior of Adolescents Alfrojems, Alfrojems; Eka Santi, Kanya; Chairani, Chairani
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 4 No 4 (2019)
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Suicide cases are a worldwide phenomenon, especially if the perpetrators of suicide are Adolescents, so it is not surprising that 7 (seven) suicides committed by adolescents in Dompu Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia are an interesting case to explore and traced. This article aims to explore information about suicidal behavior in adolescents, especially in the area of Dompu Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province. The research method in this article is qualitative with descriptive type. The results of this study indicate that there are a number of conditions that cause adolescents in Dompu regency to become vulnerable in committing suicide, this is also followed by quite strong reasons. In addition, this study also succeeded in exploring several parties who were able to play a role in preventing suicide behavior in adolescents. The recommendations presented in this article are the need to strengthen support through educational institutions that involve peers to provide support to other adolescents so as to be able to find solutions to any problems experienced and be able to prevent suicidal behavior in adolescents.
Social Work Intervention with Women Offenders: A Pathway to Prevent Recidivism Honawar, Mangala
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 4 No 4 (2019)
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Literature has consistently shown that women offenders often have unique needs compared to men primarily due to their role as primary care givers within the family structure. The challenges and needs of women offenders vis-à-vis their vulnerabilities, biases against them, discriminations at various levels and of various kinds in the society and several such factors demand both a professional and a holistic approach towards preventing recidivism among them. Over a period, there has been a growing need for specialized interventions for various populations of people in conflict with law. For example, there is a growing area of intervention for specific categories such as juvenile offenders, young offenders, etc. The statistics on crime show an increasing involvement of women in crime and an emerging need to deal with the issue differently than the existing approach of the Criminal Justice System. It is in this context that professional social workers have an important role to play in prison settings, particularly in the context of women, their vulnerabilities and their involvement in crime. They can intervene during crucial phases such as when the women enter the prison for the first time, during their under-trial detention, conviction period and also provide family related services, health and mental health support and counseling, educational support, facilitate skill development, and job placement in addition to monitoring prison conditions. Social work intervention holds the potential to prevent recidivism among women offenders.

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