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Social Workers, Politics and Social Action (12 points)


Leader: Philip Mendes

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Social workers are facing increasing political ideological challenges. An analysis of the dynamics and sources of this criticism is offered. Attention is drawn to the historical role of the Australian Association of Social Workers and other professional social work associations in social activism, and to potential strategies which social workers can use to effectively intervene in policy debates at both a local and international level.

Assessment: Essay from three options, (3000 words): 40% + Essay from two options (6000 words): 60%

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