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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 Anatomy of Ethical Leadership: To Lead Our Organizations in a Conscientious and Authentic Manner

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ISBN: 9781897425749 9781897425756 9781926836355 Year: Pages: 137 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Performance at all costs, productivity without regard to consequences, and a competitive work environment: these are the ethical factors discussed in The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership, which highlights issues in workplace culture while looking into a brighter future for labour ethics. Langlois maintains that an enhanced awareness of the process of ethical decision making in difficult situations will lead to the establishment of practices that encourage productive relationships between co-workers. Will the twenty-first century be marked as an era leading to a healthier work environment? The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership aims to serve those in human resource management and those concerned with practical work ethic.

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ethics --- work ethic --- leadership

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

Labour and Employment in a Globalising World

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ISBN: 9789052016580 9783035260243 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0352-6024-3 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103090
Subject: Sociology
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This collection of essays provides new insight into the complex realities of labour and employment market globalisation. The pluridisciplinary and multi-faced understanding of globalisation is based upon ground research in ten countries from South to North. Its contextualisation of globalising labour and employment market, perceived as process, constitutes the originality of the book. Globalisation is understood through a single process of both standardisation and differentiation, which also underscores its political agenda. The globalising process incorporates trends of convergent and somewhat undifferentiated Southern and Northern situations in labour and employment. Strong political perspectives thereby emerge to help understand changes in current capitalism and question the longstanding North to South paradigm. As labour and employment markets standardise and differentiate, what other problematical threads can be pulled to strengthen the hypothesis that trends converge within a single globalising process? The comparative concepts and tools proposed in this volume help to answer these queries.

Gender, Work and Migration

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Book Series: Studies in Migration and Diaspora ISBN: 9781315225210 Year: Pages: 206 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Social Sciences
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While the feminisation of transnational migrant labour is now a firmly ingrained feature of the contemporary global economy, the specific experiences and understandings of labour in a range of gendered sectors of global and regional labour markets still require comparative and ethnographic attention. This book adopts a particular focus on migrants employed in sectors of the economy that are typically regarded as marginal or precarious – domestic work and care work in private homes and institutional settings, cleaning work in hospitals, call centre labour, informal trade – with the goal of understanding the aspirations and mobilities of migrants and their families across generations in relation to questions of gender and labour. Bringing together rich, fieldwork-based case studies on the experiences of migrants from the Philippines, Bolivia, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Mauritius, Brazil and India, among others, who live and work in countries within Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, Gender, Work and Migration goes beyond a unique focus on migration to explore the implications of gendered labour patterns for migrants’ empowerment and experiences of social mobility and immobility, their transnational involvement, and wider familial and social relationships.&#xD;&#xD;

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gender --- work --- migration

The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada

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Book Series: Fabriks: Studies in the Working Class ISSN: 19256485 ISBN: 9781926836003 9781926836010 Year: Pages: 284 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Workplace injuries are common, avoidable, and unacceptable. The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada reveals how employers and governments engage in ineffective injury prevention efforts, intervening only when necessary to maintain the standard legitimacy. Dr. Bob Barnetson sheds light on this faulty system, highlighting the way in which employers create dangerous work environments yet pour billions of dollars into compensation and treatment. Examining this dynamic clarifies the way in which production costs are passed on to workers in the form of workplace injuries.

Multicultural Work in Five United Nations Organisations

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Book Series: Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien ISBN: 9783631591703 Year: Pages: 156 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management
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This book aims at developing an understanding of multicultural work in five Organisations of the United Nations. The context of international organisations differs from international companies, amongst others, with regards to the legal base, the financial and operational agenda, and human resource practices. The purpose of this study is to explore which factors are a trigger, a barrier, and/or an influence on team and group work in this specific context. Based on 50 semi-structured, personal interviews which were analysed within the framework of constant comparison method, a typology of multicultural work is provided. Moreover, this study offers an integrative view of the reciprocal relationships between organisation, management, group and individual.

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Austrian --- Five --- Group Work --- Kiefer --- Multicultural --- Nation --- Nations --- Organisations --- Perspective --- Team Work --- United --- UNO --- Work

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;

Fathers in Work Organizations

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ISBN: 9783847407034 9783847408499 Year: DOI: 10.3224/84740703 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102296
Subject: Sociology
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This book is dedicated to the role of work organizations when it comes to the realization of an active fatherhood. Firstly, it deals with barriers for active fatherhood and its correlating mechanisms of inequality: Which aspects of discrimination and social closure do fathers face today if they assert a claim for active fatherhood, and with what kind of barriers are they confronted? Secondly, capabilities of fathers are addressed: Which is their possible scope of action, and which factors lead to differences in capabilities at the workplace? Finally, the book analyzes the meaning of organizational rationalities, and the effects of policies and programs on change and organizational learning with respect to fatherhood.

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.

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