A Genealogy of Equality: The Curriculum for Social Work Education and Training

A Genealogy of Equality: The Curriculum for Social Work Education and Training

by Dr Hilary Walker, Hilary Walker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0713002298

ISBN-13: 9780713002294

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This account of the incorporation of issues of equality into the social work education curriculum focuses upon the period between 1989 and 1995, a time of considerable activity and rapid change. It is based upon research carried out by the author whilst studying for a doctorate in education.

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This account of the incorporation of issues of equality into the social work education curriculum focuses upon the period between 1989 and 1995, a time of considerable activity and rapid change. It is based upon research carried out by the author whilst studying for a doctorate in education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713002294
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Woburn Education Series
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Abbreviationsviii
1Introduction1
Context: Social Work Education and Training2
Context: Equality and Social Work3
Social Work Education and Training4
Inequality and Social Work7
A Different Story?10
The Structure of the Book12
2A Theoretical Framework17
Foucault: Discourse and Genealogy18
Foucault: Criticisms and Developments21
Discourse and Practices23
Discourse and Agency25
Using Foucault's Concepts27
Deconstruction and Reading Texts29
Criticisms of Deconstruction32
Using Deconstructive Approaches33
3Carrying Out the Study39
The Use of Documents in Research39
Documentary Analysis in Research42
Semi-structured Interviews45
The Choice of Interviewees46
The Use of Interviews in Discourse Research47
The Researcher and the Researched48
Conducting the Interviews51
Ethical Issues53
Setting Up the Research Project54
4A Genealogy of Equality: Part 1--From Radical Beginnings to Anti-racism61
A Discourse of Equality in Social Work64
Beginnings and Emergent Resistant Discourses64
Race Relations and Ethnic Minorities67
Towards Anti-racism and Black Perspectives68
Changes within CCETSW72
Interim Regulations74
The Emerging Discourse of Competence77
5A Genealogy of Equality: Part 2--Anti-racism--Developing Dominance81
Requirements and Regulations for the Diploma in Social Work: Paper 30: First Edition81
DipSW: Rules and Requirements for the Diploma in Social Work: Paper 30: Second Edition86
The Developing 'Truth' about Race and Social Work87
The Case of Women's Inequality89
Commentary92
Summary94
6A Genealogy of Equality: Part 3--Common Sense and Equality97
A Discourse of Common Sense97
Summary and Commentary103
The Review of the Diploma in Social Work105
Assuring Quality: Rules and Requirements for the DipSW107
Summary111
7A Genealogy of Equality: Part 4--Competence115
The Discourse of Competence115
Competence versus Incompetence116
'Theory'/'Knowledge' versus 'Practice'118
A Holistic Approach to Competence119
Subjectivity, Self-surveillance and Performativity120
Summary122
8In Conclusion125
Positionality and Research125
The Topic: Equality and the Curriculum for Social Work Education and Training128
The Methodology130
Areas for Further Exploration132
Looking Ahead134
Appendices
Appendix 1Statement on Anti-racism137
Appendix 2CCETSW's Equal Opportunities Policy138
Bibliography139
Index155

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