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Social Work in Africa: Exploring Culturally Relevant Education and Practice in Ghana

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Book Series: Africa: Missing Voices ISSN: 17031826 ISBN: 9781552385968 Year: Pages: 215 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History
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Social Work in Africa offers professors, students, and practitioners insight concerning social work in the African context. Its purpose is to encourage examination of the social work curriculum and to demonstrate practical ways to make it more culturally relevant. Drawing on her experience as a social work instructor in Ghana with field research conducted for her doctoral thesis, author Linda Kreitzer addresses the history of social work in African countries, the hegemony of western knowledge in the field, and the need for culturally and regionally informed teaching resources and programs. Guided by a strong sense of her limitations and responsibilities as a privileged outsider and a belief that "only Ghanaians can critically look at and decide on a culturally relevant curriculum for themselves," Kreitzer utilizes Participatory Action Research methodology to successfully move the topic of culturally relevant practices from rhetoric to demonstration. Social Work in Africa is aimed at programs and practise in Ghana; at the same time, it is intended as a framework for the creation of culturally relevant social work curricula in other African countries and other contexts.

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Reciprocal Relationships and Well-being

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ISBN: 9781138645073 9780367431068 Year: Pages: 198 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Medicine (General)
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This book provides a robust empirical and theoretical analysis of reciprocity and its implications for social work and social policy practices by discussing how ideas of reciprocity can be understood and applied to welfare policy and social care practices, as well as how the act of reciprocity supports the wellbeing of citizens.

The Service User as a Partner in Social Work Projects and Education

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ISBN: 9783847409298 9783847405078 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.3224/84740507 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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To become a competent social worker it is essential to know the perspective of the service users. Therefore, service users are more and more included in field research projects and the instruction of social workers to-be. However, they are usually reduced to the role of informants and not actively taking part as co-partners. For the first time, this anthology gives an overview of courses in which service users and students share their experiences and work together on the same level using gapmending methods. The applications and evaluations of these courses in different European countries are discussed in this volume.

Soziale Arbeit und die Soziale Frage

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ISBN: 9783037771839 9783037777244 Year: Pages: 265 Language: English
Publisher: Seismo
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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"For a long time, the use of the term «Social Question» was referred to as being a phenomenon of the 19th century, related to the social changes taking place during that period. Today, however, the so-called Social Question is increasingly linked to current societal challenges, such as global migration, radical demographic change, or increased social divisions in both public and professional debates. In the light of the above, the present volume approaches the complexity of social issues and social work, whereby contributions with a historical, theoretical, phenomenological or political focus stand side by side, in both complementary or contradictory ways. The main purpose is to create references to actuality and to identify potentials for development which should help to deal with the historical meaning of the Social Question as well as to recontextualize the latter in our time."

Religion, Welfare and Social Service Provision. Common Ground

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ISBN: 9783038977605 9783038977612 Year: Pages: 276 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-761-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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Religion, Welfare, and Social Service Provision: Common Ground delves deeply into the partnerships forged between religious communities, government agencies and nonprofits to deliver social services to the needy. These pages offer a considered examination of how local faith entities have served those in their midst, and how the provision of those services has been impacted by evolving social policies. This foundational volume brings together the work of more than two dozen leading researchers, each providing long overdue scholarly inquiry into religiously affiliated helping and the many possibilities that it holds for effective cooperation.

State of the Young Child in India

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ISBN: 9781000054910 Year: Pages: 332 DOI: 10.4324/9781003026488 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences --- Public Health --- Anthropology
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This Report is one of the first comprehensive studies on young children in India. It focuses on children under 6 years of age and presents key aspects of their well-being and development. With the highest number of neonatal, infant and under-5 deaths in the world, there is an urgent need to address issues that continue to affect the young child in India. This volume: Introduces two young child indices aggregating selected indicators to separately track child outcomes and child circumstances. Provides an account of the current situation of the young child in terms of physical and cognitive development, access to care, disadvantaged children and major issues that have led to the continued neglect of this age group. Explores the policy and legal framework, fiscal space and the role and obligations of key stakeholders, including the state, private sector, civil society, media and the family. Highlights key recommendations and action points that can help to improve the ecosystem for early childhood care and development. Drawing on specially commissioned technical background papers, supplemented by extensive field experience of Mobile Creches in childcare, this Report will be of interest to practitioners, policymakers and influencers, think tanks and researchers of public policy, development studies, human rights, sociology and social anthropology, as well as general readers.  The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781003026488, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. .

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