Designed for introductory, policy, and international courses. Like its predecessor, /Social Welfare: A World View, /this book is dedicated to the world's marginalized people and to their advocates. This exhaustively documented text studies the United States social welfare system in comparison to international approaches. Van Wormer first describes social work's historical beginnings and then establishes the groundwork for contemporary practice. The text meets CSWE's recent mandate for students to be prepared to "recognize the global context of social work practice" and that courses "integrate social & economic justice content grounded in an understanding of human and civil rights, and the global interconnections of oppression." This text does all these things. Knowledge of these dynamics hopefully will prompt students to accept their role as citizens of their own countries and also of the world.
Key Features of the Book
Contains complete text of official United Nations and social work documents.
Gives attention to the U.S.'s and the world's oppressed populations including minorities, indigenous people, and gays and lesbians.
Includes an Instructor's Resource Manual, test blanks, and power point are available containing essay and multiple-choice questions, lists of discussion topics, key vocabulary and people, suggested classroom activities, and relevant available photos.
Contains dynamic boxed inserts to enhance interest, delves into contemporary controversial issues such as the war in Iraq, globalization, and human rights.
Includes extensive review questions at the end of each chapter.