Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century Bridging the Macro-Micro Divide

ISBN-10: 1452257450
ISBN-13: 9781452257457
Edition: 2nd 2014
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Description: This project is a skills-based macro practice text for courses in social work community practice. The author has new interviews to draw on but will retain several of the original for variety, and he will walk the student through the career path of a  More...

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Book details

List price: $102.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This project is a skills-based macro practice text for courses in social work community practice. The author has new interviews to draw on but will retain several of the original for variety, and he will walk the student through the career path of a macro practice practitioner. This book is different from other macro practice texts in that it is focused on building skills for effective practice through out the traditional macro social work career path. A key part of determining one's path and place in practice is to reflect on their own personal values and mission and keep those values alive throughout their career. This book aims to do so by containing reflective exercises and activities through out. Some unique features of this text include: - Differs from main competing texts in its effort to build skills and focus on reflection, growth and theory to practice application activities- Allows students to get a concrete sense of what it means to be in macro practice by providing interviews of organizers, program developers, and administrative executives.- Case studies in every chapter allow students to apply key concepts to actual cases in practice- Author to provide DVD of interviews with community organizers and managers for student website

Steve Burghardt, PhD, is professor of social work at the Hunter College School of Social Work and partner of the Leadership Transformation Group, is a recognized expert on community organizing, democratic leadership, and popular education. He has taught, trained, consulted, and organized with both grass roots community groups and large scale public agencies on new models of practice throughout his career. The author of seven other books and numerous articles, he has won numerous awards for his teaching on community organizing through popular education, political economy of social welfare, and theories of social change.

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