Leadership and Change in Human Services: Selected Readings from Wolf Wolfensberger / Edition 1

Leadership and Change in Human Services: Selected Readings from Wolf Wolfensberger / Edition 1

by David Race
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415305632

ISBN-13: 9780415305631

Pub. Date: 07/03/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

For over forty years Wolf Wolfensberger has been a significant figure in the world of human services, especially in the field of learning disability. His work on normalization and citizen advocacy in the late 1960s and early 1970s has been acknowledged by supporters and critics alike to have been fundamental to developments in a number of countries, most notably

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For over forty years Wolf Wolfensberger has been a significant figure in the world of human services, especially in the field of learning disability. His work on normalization and citizen advocacy in the late 1960s and early 1970s has been acknowledged by supporters and critics alike to have been fundamental to developments in a number of countries, most notably his adopted country, and the USA, Canada, Australasia, and the UK. His further work in developing the theory of social role valorization, the successor to normalisation, and as a commentator on broader trends in society and their effects on vulnerable people and services for them has ensured his place as a major voice for values and the human worth of all people. Never afraid of controversy, his views have brought him into conflict with institutional vested interests and radical groups alike.

In Leadership and Change in Human Services David Race introduces the reader to Wolfensberger's key ideas through a series of extracts, with commentary, from his published work. Throughout the edited selection, the emphasis is on placing Wolfensburger's work in contemporary context and examining its continuing relevance today. Including a comprehensive bibliography of Wolfensburger's written output, this text offers an invaluable source of reference to all those concerned with the recent history of the human services.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415305631
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/03/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Wolf Wolfensberger - changing leadership and leading change1
1The analysis of devaluation and wounding12
2Normalization36
3Social Role Valorization80
4Advocacy119
5Possibilities, limitations, and ethical issues raised by Human Services150
6Threats to vulnerable people183
7Relationships with, and lessons from, vulnerable people204
References223
AppFull bibliography of Wolf Wolfensberger231
Index266

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