By Mr Mark E F Lymbery, Dr Karen Postle
`In fresh years, social paintings has been devalued by means of politicians and the media. but it calls for practitioners built with key talents to empower participants and groups and rooted in values which stimulate them to advertise social justice. it's heartening that social paintings educators are on the vanguard of equipping social employees with the abilities and values to advertise a greater society. This publication will open hearts and minds to accomplish those ends' - Bob Holman, former neighborhood employee and Professor of Social coverage Social paintings: A spouse to studying is an exhilarating and definitive new booklet that might equip readers with the center wisdom and abilities they should effectively whole their social paintings education, and cross directly to be a good practitioner. The textual content takes a holistic and demanding technique, not just permitting scholars and practitioners to appreciate how you can guidance social paintings successfully, but in addition find out how to find this custom inside of its societal context. Written and edited by way of top specialists within the box, each one bankruptcy skilfully explores key subject matters, concerns, and ideas underpinning social paintings concept and perform in an interesting, authoritative and available method. the choice of themes serves to set up: the contexts in which social paintings schooling can top be understood; the center specifications and techniques that characterise social paintings classes; the problems occupied with carrying on with expert improvement. The chapters include a variety of key matters, resembling conversation talents, partnership operating, the values of social paintings, supervision, administration, legislation, and study mindedness, in addition to precise chapters written solely from provider clients' views. Case reviews, interactive questions, key issues and extra examining sections are used through the ebook to convey the cloth to existence and reduction readers' realizing. Social paintings: A spouse to studying may be a middle textual content for college kids and practitioners in any respect degrees, delivering the main up to date and finished significant other they'll have to support them growth of their careers. Mark Lymbery has taught social paintings on the collage of Nottingham on account that 1995. he's the writer of Social paintings with Older humans (2005), additionally released through SAGE guides. Karen Postle is a registered social employee with a history in counselling and relatives and neighbour mediation. She now teaches at the social paintings programmes on the collage of East Anglia.
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2000: 134). Yet despite a wealth of research indicating the certainty of uncertainty, some practitioners still assume that uncertainty is something to be eliminated or controlled (Gibbs, 2002: 154–8). Given clear acknowledgement of uncertainty in professional practice, how do we understand this persistent need for certainty? Perhaps professional status is somewhat dependent on management of risk or, at least, the perception of it – the conundrum for professionals is whether (and how) their knowledge can be made and applied in ways that effectively reduce these uncertainties, despite the fact that they are integral to current human and social experience.
The goals people have for their lives and the choices they make in action also express values. Thus, values are an integral part of every element of social work, whether at the micro, the meso or the macro level, in direct or indirect practice and in every imaginable setting. For this reason, it is essential that social work education should explicitly recognise and respond to values in practice. This chapter explores the place of values in social work, particularly the way in which effective practice is grounded in a clearly articulated set of values, and considers how values can be addressed in professional education.
Qxd 3 2/27/2007 4:01 PM Page 20 The place of values in social work education Richard Hugman This chapter will: • • • address the place of values within social work and its education; argue that social work is a necessarily value-laden activity and that practice cannot be understood unless the values underpinning it are fully recognised; suggest that practitioners must engage in a continued process of critical thinking and the development of ‘moral fluency’ to give practical expression to these values.
Social Work: A Companion to Learning by Mr Mark E F Lymbery, Dr Karen Postle