Learning to Practise Social Work / Edition 1

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Overview

This important and accessible book deals with current issues in practice teaching and learning in social work for practitioners, students and academics. Written from an international perspective, this book draws together the knowledge and experiences of those from different countries working in a variety of social work settings.

The contributors highlight the links and collaboration between college-based and practice-based learning, and discuss the diversity of the settings in which social work takes place. The book as a whole demonstrates the existence of universal issues and opportunities as well as detailing differences in practice teaching and learning. In this way it is an essential guide to the working of social work for practice teachers, practitioners and students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853027635
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/5/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables 7
Acronyms 9
Introduction: International Themes in Educating Social Workers for Practice 11
Pt. I Social Work Students: A Force for Change
1 University-Community Partnerships: Practicum Learning for Community Revitalization 25
2 Social Work Placements in Police Stations: A Force for Change 43
3 Integrating People and Services: A Practice and Learning Experience through Field Instruction 59
4 Learning Opportunities and Placements with Asylum Seekers 77
Pt. II Social Work Learning: Models and Methods
5 Student Supervision in Context: A Model for External Supervisors 93
6 Student Practice Placements as Gatekeepers to the Profession 110
7 Becoming a Social Worker: Using Student Job Descriptions in Child Care and Family Support Placements 130
8 Practice Teaching Using the Case Record 147
Pt. III Social Work Learning in Different Settings
9 Practice Learning in Hospital-based Settings 167
10 Practice Learning in the Voluntary Sector 179
11 Culturally Competent Mental Health Services for Latinos: An Examination of Three Practice Settings 200
12 Field Instruction in University Teaching Hospitals 222
Keywords 237
About the Authors 242
Bibliography 250
Subject Index 261
Author Index 269
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