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"Philosophy of Education"

2018 year, number 4


L. S. Malik, L. A. Melkaya
M. V. Lomonosov Northern Federal University, 163002, Russia, Arxangelsk, st. Smolnii Byian, 7
Keywords: профессионализм, профессиональный стандарт, образовательный стандарт, идеология социальной работы, профессионализация социальной работы, философия профессионализма, критерии профессионализма, professionalism, professional standard, educational standard, ideology of social work, professionalization of social work, philosophy of professionalism, criteria of professionalism


Introduction. The purpose of this paper is to analyze approaches, to define the concept of «philosophy of professionalism» and the criteria of professionalism in social work. The problem situation is indicated by the processes of standardization and the increasing risk of social work deprofessionalization, which requires a comprehensive theoretical understanding. Methodology and methods of the research. The methodology of the research is system-synergetic pedagogical theory, which allows considering the aspects of professionalization of social work as special bifurcation processes, after which qualitative changes become probable. The research methodology is based on two alternative directions of development of the «Social work» profession: technocratic, where the profession is represented by a tool of assistance and support to the needy, and potential, involving the activation of resources and social and personal development of customers. The results of the study. The study identified two opposing conceptual positions on the category of professionalism in social work. In the first case, professionalism is defined as a characteristic of the current professional practice, reflecting the requirements for the representative of the profession. In the second case, professionalism is considered as a modern paradigm of social work, where the system of professional training is one of its attributes. Bringing the two mentioned positions to a certain consensus is a condition for further development of the profession and professional development of specialists. Conclusion. The theoretical significance of the study is that it allowed systematizing approaches to the category of professionalism. The practical significance of the study is identifying the criteria of professionalism that can be used in the preparation of the integrative characteristics of the professional and the design of educational programs in social work. The prospects of the research are indicated by the further construction of the philosophy of professionalism in order to overcome the risk of deprofessionalization of social work.