Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 5/e,explores, compares, and contrasts both traditional and alternative models in examining human behavior and the social environment.
This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, designed to guide students in becoming skilled at the Council on Social Work's core competencies. Each chapter reflects and integrates the latest CSWE competency standards (EPAS). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration, and MySocialWorkLab provides activites and supports the mastery of CSWE's core competencies through activities, tests, an extensive library of videos and cases, and much more.
In this iteration, Schriver (U. of Arkansas-Fayetteville) addresses the issue of how social workers may boost their relevance in the rapidly evolving domestic and global social environment. His strategy is to deconstruct the field so as to give the social environment parity with human behavior<-->a decided paradigm shift; integrate theory with policy/practice concerns; and invoke the historical focus of social work on poverty reduction. Includes excerpts from the second (1998) and first (1995) edition prefaces, a series of "illustrative readings," and an Internet search guide. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Intended for graduate- and advanced college-level students of social work, this text covers traditional and alternative paradigms of social work knowledge and practice and of individuals; and perspectives on families, groups, organizations, and community. This update (previous, 1995) includes illustrative readings at the end of chapters. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Joe M. Schriver is the founding Director of the University of Arkansas School of Social Work. He is currently writing and publishing in the areas of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, social welfare history (social and economic justice), multicultural issues in social work education, and a Multi-System Life Course model for MSW education. He recently published the 5th edition of his book, Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Shifting Paradigms in Essential Knowledge for Social Work Practice. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. Schriver has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, the Board of Directors of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and on the Commission on Educational Policy of the CSWE. He teaches in the areas of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Community Practice, and Global Social and Economic Justice and Oppression.