Organization Practice: A Social Worker's Guide to Understanding Human Services / Edition 1

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This text gives social work students a background in organizational theory and shows how to apply different practice approaches when managing in multicultural organizational settings. The text is theoretically driven and focuses on historical and post-modern theories of organization and organizational behavior, with an emphasis on the importance of self-awareness and critical thinking in organizational practice. Several frameworks are presented for organizational practice, and examples are given from planning and advocacy organizations in public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. The authors are affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205317592
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/26/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

List of Tables.

Introduction to Part I.

1. The Ever-Changing Landscape of Organizations and Human Services.

2. The Ongoing Search to Understand Complex Organizations.

3. Leadership, Critical Thinking, and Self-Awareness in Organization Practice.

4. A Multi-Paradigmatic Framework for Understanding Organization Practice.

Introduction to Part II.

5. Functionalist Theories About Organizations.

6. Understanding for Practice in Functionalist Organizations.

7. Radical Structuralist Theories About Organizations.

8. Understanding for Practice in Radical Structuralist Organizations.

9. Interpretive Theories About Organizations.

10. Understanding for Practice in Interpretive Organizations.

11. Radical Humanist Theories About Organizations.

12. Understanding for Practice in Radical Humanist Organizations.

13. Multi-Paradigmatic Practice.

Glossary of Terms.

References.

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