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Practice Teaching - Changing Social Work - Hilary Lawson

Practice Teaching - Changing Social Work

By: Hilary Lawson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1998
ISBN: 9781853024788
Number Of Pages: 240

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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 organizational 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 organizational re-structuring, resource constraints and an uncertain future.

At a time of increasing pressures and moves towards mechanistic forms of assessment it is heartening to read a book where both the importance of a high degree of skill and complexity of the task is demonstrated. This book also re-affirms the practice teacher's unique position as practitioner-researcher (it includes many pieces of small scale research) and stresses that whilst the role itself is being subject to change it can also have a significant influence on such developments... This thought-provoking book represents a first rate collection of articles well edited into three coherent but not rigid sections. It provides a wealth of excellent material for practitioners, college tutors and students/trainees as well as practice teachers. Well referenced and produced, it is highly recommended. -- Probation Journal This book addressed a range of issues, helpful to practice teachers at any stage. This book is a worthy resource and adds to the all too few books on practice teaching. -- Rostrum

Introductionp. 7
Recognising and Addressing Imbalances of Power in the Practice Teacher/Student Dialectic: An Anti-Discriminatory Approachp. 15
Community Care Assessments, Anti-Disablist Practice and the Social Work Student: An Exploration of the Issues and some Guidelines for Good Practicep. 32
Working with Lesbians and Gay Men: Sexuality and Practice Teachingp. 49
Anti-Racist Practice Teaching: Equipping the Practice Teacher for the Taskp. 66
Male Practice Teachers and Female Students: The Role of the Learning Agreementp. 83
Practice Teaching: A Solutions-Focused Approachp. 97
The Practice Teacher and Student Dyad: Using Concepts from Transactional Analysis to Enable Effective Learning and Teachingp. 111
Managing Endings in Practice Teachingp. 128
What Works: Essential Knowledge and Skills for the Probation Studentp. 141
Student Placements In Agencies Undergoing Significant Change: Challenges and Learning Opportunitiesp. 152
'On Shifting Sands': Student Social Workers' Experiences of Working in Multi-Disciplinary Medical Teamsp. 169
Reconciling the Act and the Actor: Probation Practice Teaching, Pre-Sentence Reports, and Anti-Oppressive Practicep. 184
Teaching Social Work Law to Studentsp. 199
Practice Teaching and Violencep. 215
Inside the Long Arm Model of Practice Teaching: The Experiences of Students, Practice Teachers and On-Site Supervisorsp. 237
Changing Times for the Practice Teacher: The Conflict of Priorities for Social Work Educationp. 257
The Contributorsp. 270
Subject Indexp. 273
Author Indexp. 280
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ISBN: 9781853024788
ISBN-10: 1853024783
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st July 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43