Practice of Macro Social Work / Edition 1

Practice of Macro Social Work / Edition 1

by William G. Brueggemann
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CENGAGE Learning

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Practice of Macro Social Work / Edition 1

This thorough comprehensive text covers the important components of macro social work practice, including research, community and organization development, social action and planning, and administrative tasks. The author views macro practice as the key to social work in the future, carrying on a long and rich tradition of social work in solving social problems and making social change.
The author's unique "action social theory" provides an organizational framework for the book. This theory is based on the fact that one of the most important characteristics of the self is the individual's active engagement in the construction of social reality and creating social meaning as people interact with one another. The book takes a position that macro social workers are most centrally positioned of any helping professionals to make a lasting impact on our social world. Intriguing and motivating examples throughout help students see how the book's policy action focus works in effecting social change in the real world of government, community groups, and other organizations.

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ISBN-13: 9780830413683
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 04/28/1996
Series: Nelson-Hall Series in Social Work
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 600

Table of Contents

Preface.1. Overview of the Practice of Macro Social Work. PART I: SOLVING SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND MAKING SOCIAL CHANGE. 2. Social Problems and Social Change. 3. The Method of Solving Social Problems. 4. Leadership: The Hallmark of Macro Social Work. PART II: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH COMMUNITIES. 5. Communities. 6. Becoming a Social Work Planner. 7. Becoming a Community Developer. 8. Becoming a Community Organizer. PART III: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS. 9.The Social Sector and the Rise of the Social Organization. 10. Becoming a Program Developer. 11. Becoming a Social Work Administrator. 12. Becoming an Organization Developer. PART IV: MACRO SOCIAL WORK AT THE SOCIETAL AND GLOBAL LEVELS. 13. Becoming a Social Policy Advocate. 14. Becoming Active in Social Movements. 15. Social Work at the Global Level. PART V. MACRO SOCIAL WORK RESOURCES. Epilogue: Macro Social Work: A Profession of Heroes. Appendix A. Volunteer and Job Opportunities. Appendix B: How to Get Involved. Appendix C. Internet Ancillaries. Notes. Index.

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