The Practice Of Macro Social Work (Revised)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/1/2000
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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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.

Table of Contents

Overview of the Practice of Macro Social Work
PART I Solving Social Problems and Making Social Change 19(90)
Social Problems and Social Change
The Method of Solving Social Problems
Leadership: The Hallmark of Macro Social Work
PART II The Practice of Social Work With Communities 109(120)
Becoming a Social Work Planner
Becoming a Community Developer
Becoming a Community Organizer
PART III Social Work Practice With Organizations 229(116)
The Social Sector and the Rise of the Social Organization
Becoming a Program Developer
Becoming a Social Work Administrator
Becoming an Organization Developer
PART IV Macro Social Work at the Societal and Global Levels 345(82)
Becoming a Social Policy Advocate
Becoming Active in Social Movements
Social Work at the Global Level
PART V Macro Social Work Resources 427(1)
Epilogue Macro Social Work: A Profession of Heroes 428
Appendix A: Volunteer and Job Opportunities A-1
Appendix B: How to Get Involved B-1
Appendix C: Internet Ancillaries C-1
Notes N-1
Index I-1

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