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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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Professional Social Work in Australia

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ISBN: 9781921934278 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_610990 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Social and Public Welfare --- History --- Medicine (General)
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This is an unchanged republication of the first historical account of the social work profession in Australia. It traces the development of social work education and professional social work in the larger, more industrialised societies overseas before the same developments began in Australia in the late 1920s, and it notes the part played by overseas influence in the subsequent 30-odd years. The book concentrates on the development of training bodies and their courses, the spread of qualified social workers into various fields of employment in Australia’s expanding health and welfare services, and the growth of professional associations and their programmes. The author assesses the occupational group in terms of accepted attitudes towards the established professions. He concludes with a discussion of major contemporary issues facing the Australian social work profession.

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australia --- social work --- history

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;

Issues Around Aligning Theory, Research and Practice in Social Work Education

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Book Series: Knowledge Pathing: Multi-, Inter- and Trans-Disciplining in Social Sciences Series ISBN: 9781928396604 Year: Pages: 418 DOI: 10.4102/aosis.2018.BK76 Language: English
Publisher: AOSIS
Subject: Social Sciences
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Issues Around Aligning Theory, Research and Practice in Social Work Education provides a reflection on social work education with a slant towards an Afrocentric approach, aiming to facilitate strong reflective thinking and to address local realities about social work education on the African continent as well as in broader global contexts. This volume focuses on issues around aligning theory, research and practice in social work education. &#xD;&#xD;A significant contribution is made here to the scholarly understanding of opportunities to sustain the academic discourse on social work education. Social work as a profession and a social science discipline is dynamic, and it ought to meet the challenges of the realities of the societies in which it serves, given the history of the changing society of South Africa from apartheid to democracy. Over the years, social work education and training has undergone tremendous curricular changes with the enactment of the White Paper for Social Welfare and the national review, respectively, by the South African Council for Social Services Professions (SACSSP) and the Council on Higher Education (CHE) for the re-accreditation of all Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programmes in South Africa fulfilling the prescripts of the Higher Education Act (No. 101 of 1997, as amended) and Social Service Professions Act (No. 110 of 1978). It is worth mentioning that the curricular changes will also continue with the current reviewing of Social Service Professions Act (No. 110 of 1978), as amended, which is underway in South Africa. &#xD;&#xD;This book is really ground-breaking! The Afrocentric perspective on social work practice contributes to the current discourse on decolonisation of social work teaching and practice. From a methodological perspective, the book is premised on multi-, inter- and trans-disciplining in social sciences. It covers aspects of social work education and practice through research (narrative, qualitative, African methodology, secondary data analysis, etc.), engendering values and ethics, report writing, supervision in fieldwork as well as exchange programmes and international service-learning, addressing a number of concepts such as cultural competency, cultural awareness and sensitivity are addressed.

Wie ticken Jugendliche 2016?: Lebenswelten von Jugendlichen im Alter von 14 bis 17 Jahren in Deutschland

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ISBN: 9783658125325 9783658125332 Year: Pages: 481 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-12533-2 Language: German
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology
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Wie leben und erleben Jugendliche ihren Alltag? Wie nehmen sie die historischen und heutigen Verhältnisse in Deutschland und in der Welt wahr? Was stiftet für sie Sinn? Welche Lebensentwürfe verfolgen sie? Welche Rolle spielen Mobilität, Nachhaltigkeit und digitale Medien in ihrem Leben?Diesen und weiteren Fragen geht die SINUS-Jugendstudie 2016 empirisch nach und bildet dabei die Vielfalt der Perspektiven jugendlicher Lebenswelten ab. Das gelingt ihr besonders anschaulich, indem sie 14- bis 17-Jährige in Form von zahlreichen Zitaten und kreativen Selbstzeugnissen ungefiltert zu Wort kommen lässt. Einzigartig ist auch, dass Jugendliche fotografische Einblicke in ihre Wohnwelten gewähren und erstmalig selbst als Interviewer ihre Fragen eingebracht haben. Die SINUS-Jugendstudie verleiht der jungen Generation somit eine öffentliche Stimme, die es genau wahrzunehmen gilt. Denn der Blick auf die Jugend ist immer auch ein Blick auf die Zukunft eines Landes.Nach den Vorgängerstudien (2008, 2012) legt das SINUS-Institut bereits die dritte Untersuchung der viel beachteten Reihe „Wie ticken Jugendliche?“ vor.

Vergleichsweise menschlich?: Ambulante Sanktionen als Alternative zur Freiheitsentziehung aus europäischer Perspektive

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Book Series: Schriftenreihe des Strafvollzugsarchivs ISSN: 23655178 ISBN: 9783658089641 9783658089658 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-08965-8 Language: German
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Social Sciences --- Law
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Ambulante Sanktionen gelten oftmals als menschliche Alternative zur Freiheitsentziehung. Der eigene Eingriffscharakter, die Perspektive der Betroffenen und die Erweiterung des Netzes sozialer Kontrolle werden übersehen. Die Übertragung von Sanktionspraktiken zwischen Rechtskulturen erfordert menschenrechtliche Minimalstandards. Zudem fehlen Kontrollgruppen-Studien und insbesondere ein Vergleich zur Non-Intervention. Anstelle naiver Übertragung einer (vermeintlichen) „best practice“ wird empfohlen, den Blick von „nothing works“ auf eine Auseinandersetzung mit der Möglichkeit zu richten, dass „nothing works“.

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