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Practice Teaching - Changing Social Work
     

Practice Teaching - Changing Social Work

by Hilary Lawson
 
Practice teaching is an essential component of social work training, yet very little is written about the experience of practice teaching. In this authoritative book, practitioners and academics draw upon their experience of working with social work students to discuss and explore the complex issues that arise in practice teaching. The fundamental challenges related

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Practice teaching is an essential component of social work training, yet very little is written about the experience of practice teaching. In this authoritative book, practitioners and academics draw upon their experience of working with social work students to discuss and explore the complex issues that arise in practice teaching. The fundamental challenges related to the organisational context of social work, the role of the practice teacher as the pivot between theory and practice and the need to ensure the development of a sound value base in all social work students are all explored in depth. The contributors demonstrate how they have managed to create stimulating and rewarding learning opportunities for their students by holding on to the essential skills and values of effective social work in the face of continuous organisational re-structuring, resource constraints and an uncertain future.

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Booknews
"Practice teaching" is the term commonly used in Britain for teaching the practice of social work. The 16 articles here may have some universal applicability for American social work educators as well. They advise social work educators on how to encourage sensitivity with regard to issues of race, sex, sexual orientation, and disability, among other topics. But most of the articles, such as those on law and the probation system, seem to be relevant exclusively to the British social work system. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853024788
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

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Hilary Lawson was a social work practitioner working with children and families for ten years. She supervised many students during that time and in 1990 was one of the first social workers to obtain the new Practice Teaching Award. She is currently lecturing in social work at the Sussex University and is director of the Practice Teaching Award Programme.

Hilary Lawson was a social work practitioner working with children and families for ten years. She supervised many students during that time and in 1990 was one of the first social workers to obtain the new Practice Teaching Award. She is currently lecturing in social work at the Sussex University and is director of the Practice Teaching Award Programme.

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