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Social Work in Africa: Exploring Culturally Relevant Education and Practice in Ghana

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Book Series: Africa: Missing Voices ISSN: 17031826 ISBN: 9781552385968 Year: Pages: 215 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History
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Social Work in Africa offers professors, students, and practitioners insight concerning social work in the African context. Its purpose is to encourage examination of the social work curriculum and to demonstrate practical ways to make it more culturally relevant. Drawing on her experience as a social work instructor in Ghana with field research conducted for her doctoral thesis, author Linda Kreitzer addresses the history of social work in African countries, the hegemony of western knowledge in the field, and the need for culturally and regionally informed teaching resources and programs. Guided by a strong sense of her limitations and responsibilities as a privileged outsider and a belief that "only Ghanaians can critically look at and decide on a culturally relevant curriculum for themselves," Kreitzer utilizes Participatory Action Research methodology to successfully move the topic of culturally relevant practices from rhetoric to demonstration. Social Work in Africa is aimed at programs and practise in Ghana; at the same time, it is intended as a framework for the creation of culturally relevant social work curricula in other African countries and other contexts.

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The Service User as a Partner in Social Work Projects and Education

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ISBN: 9783847409298 9783847405078 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.3224/84740507 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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To become a competent social worker it is essential to know the perspective of the service users. Therefore, service users are more and more included in field research projects and the instruction of social workers to-be. However, they are usually reduced to the role of informants and not actively taking part as co-partners. For the first time, this anthology gives an overview of courses in which service users and students share their experiences and work together on the same level using gapmending methods. The applications and evaluations of these courses in different European countries are discussed in this volume.&#xD;

Soziale Arbeit in der Migrationsgesellschaft

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Book Series: Schriften der KatHo NRW ISBN: 9783847403371 9783938094686 Year: Pages: 167 DOI: 10.3224/93809468 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Sociology
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Migration has influenced and changed the society of the Federal Republic of Germany, its working and living environments, in many ways. What tasks, but also what opportunities are there for social work in a society shaped by immigration? The volume contains highly topical articles from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Mielekäs tutkimus

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ISBN: 9789520306069 Year: Pages: 249 Language: Finnish
Publisher: Tampere University Press
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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"Meaningful Research. Perspectives on the Missions of Social Work is a collection of articles discussing the meanings, missions and meaningfulness of social work research. The open access book celebrates the anniversary of Tarja Pösö and her career as distinguished Professor of Social Work in the University of Tampere. Edited by Rosi Enroos, Mikko Mäntysaari and Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö, the book asks what kind of elements make social work research meaningful and does social work research have a particular mission and specific ethical and moral obligations, when compared to other disciplines. The research on social work research being scanty in Finland, the book expands the discussion on the particular nature of social work research. Meaningful Research discusses social work research in general and the research of child protection in particular. The book consists of an introductory chapter and two thematic sections, Vantage Points to the Meaningfulness and Missions, and Meaningfulness and Missions of Child Protection Research. The former section covers wide range of issues from concerns regarding the training of new social work researchers, change and time as the methodologically central elements of social work, the meaningfulness of social work practice, and the future ethics of social work in a world of globally evolving risks. The second, child protection specific section analyses demanding situations in substitute care, the methodologically meaningful research concerning the function of youth residential care, the legitimacy and resources of child protection research in Finland, ending with an English language article that elaborates on the meaningfulness of comparative research on child protection systems.&#xD;&#xD;The book is directed to social work researchers and practitioners, as well as to teachers and students of social work and social welfare, and anyone interested in research based development of social work. "

Prostitution und Menschenhandel als Verwaltungsproblem

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Book Series: Gender Studies ISBN: 9783837614121 9783839414125 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839414125 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103305
Subject: Political Science
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Prostitution und Menschenhandel sind Gegenstand vielfältiger staatlicher und zivilgesellschaftlicher Aktivitäten. Die individuellen Wahrnehmungs- und Handlungsmuster der Polizisten, Sozialarbeiter, Gesundheits- und Ordnungsbeamten sind dabei von entscheidender Bedeutung. In einer bisher einzigartigen Perspektivenverschränkung zeigt Claudia Vorheyer die Dynamik der Verwaltungsarbeit auf und fragt, wie die beteiligten Akteure ihre Handlungsspielräume für unterschiedliche Prostitutionspolitiken nutzen: Wie deuten sie das Problem? Welche Aufgaben und Strategien leiten sie daraus ab? Und wie gestalten sie die Zusammenarbeit mit Dritten?

Soziale Arbeit und die Soziale Frage

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ISBN: 9783037771839 9783037777244 Year: Pages: 265 Language: English
Publisher: Seismo
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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"For a long time, the use of the term «Social Question» was referred to as being a phenomenon of the 19th century, related to the social changes taking place during that period. Today, however, the so-called Social Question is increasingly linked to current societal challenges, such as global migration, radical demographic change, or increased social divisions in both public and professional debates.&#xD;In the light of the above, the present volume approaches the complexity of social issues and social work, whereby contributions with a historical, theoretical, phenomenological or political focus stand side by side, in both complementary or contradictory ways. The main purpose is to create references to actuality and to identify potentials for development which should help to deal with the historical meaning of the Social Question as well as to recontextualize the latter in our time."&#xD;

Die neue Diskussion um Gemeinschaft

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837611236 9783839411230 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839411230 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103293
Subject: Sociology
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Gemeinschaft ist wieder Thema. Das gilt gerade auch in den Sozialwissenschaften. Die nach wie vor ungeklärte Frage lautet jedoch: Warum? Dieses Buch bietet eine bisher ausstehende systematische Erklärung zur neuen Gemeinschaftsdiskussion. Grundthese dabei ist, dass die von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern geführte Debatte weniger als wissenschaftliches denn als ideologisches Phänomen zu sehen ist, welches insbesondere aus Perspektive des Wohlfahrtssystems eine wichtige Funktion erfüllt und beobachtbar wird, wenn man die neue Argumentation um Gemeinschaft in Relation zur bisher dominierenden fordistisch-keynesianischen Wohlfahrtsstaatsdoktrin setzt.

Soziale Arbeit als Profession

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Book Series: Schriften der KatHo NRW ISBN: 9783847404699 9783847401544 Year: Pages: 263 DOI: 10.3224/84740154 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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How has social work developed into a scientifically sound practice and how will social work continue to develop as a profession in the future? With this publication, the author for the first time presents a comprehensive reconstruction and socio-historical analysis of the development of social work as a profession in Germany. The sociologically (professionally) sound presentation structures the discourses in the literature on social work in a detailed and unprecedented way. It deals with social work in Germany and its more than 150-year history. Originally conceptualized as a 'social auxiliary activity' (Alice Salomon), social work can be described from a professional sociological perspective as a project for advancement and success, which is rather atypical and in some aspects also ambivalent. Based on the initial processes of the vocationalization of social work, three decisive phases of development were identified from the 1970s onwards. The tracing of this development shows that since its emergence at the beginning of the 20th century, social work has even risen from a semi-profession that was always regarded as deficient to a potential trendsetter for future professional development.

Wirkungsevaluation mobiler Jugendarbeit

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ISBN: 9783847411307 9783847421405 Year: Pages: 378 DOI: 10.3224/978384742140 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Mobile youth work is a social support service for a particularly vulnerable target group. The present study on four institutions of mobile youth work in Austria captured the high complexity of the dynamics and interrelations of effects in this field of intervention through a complex research design and a mix of five methodological approaches. Each research approach was characterised by special strengths that complemented each other and made particularly meaningful impact findings possible.

Citoyenneté et réconciliation au Rwanda

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Book Series: Collection du centre de recherche sociale ISBN: 9782882241412 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_578314 Language: French
Publisher: Editions IES Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163798
Subject: Social Sciences
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This action research jointly undertaken by the Center for Conflict Manage-ment in Butare and the Haute Ecole de Travail Social in Geneva aims at analysing and supporting pilot experiences by community actors in post-genocide Rwanda. Such experiences are analysed through dialogs involving field actors, Rwandan and Swiss researchers. Special attention is paid to managing conflicts related to identity and memory and rebuilding social solidarity among citizens. Expected benefits include training of field actors and those involved in reconciliation work in general.

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