soc 331 wk 4 disc - Readings 1. In order to successfully...

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Readings 1. In order to successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapters from Understanding Social Welfare: A Search for Social Justice : o Chapter 11 – “Nonprofit and Private Social Welfare” (Chapter 11 examines contemporary issues of the nonprofit and private sectors of social welfare in U.S. society.) o Chapter 12 – “Social Work: The Emergence of a Profession” (Chapter 12 begins to examine the role of social work within the context of social welfare. This chapter begins with a historical overview of social work as a profession and culminates with an examination of current issues within the profession.) o Chapter 13 – “Social Work: Functions, Context, and Issues” (Chapter 13 examines the functions of social work, the context within which social work is practiced, and issues arising from their interaction.) Discussions To participate in the following discussions, go to this week's Discussion link in the left navigation: 1. Social Work Organizations discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both governmental and private social work organizations. Provide an analysis of whether or not criminal justice agencies should be privatized. Your response should be a minimum of 250 words and reference at least two scholarly sources (one may be the text) in proper APA format. Please respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. 2. Social Work as a Profession Compare and contrast the ways volunteers and professionals may deliver social services. In what ways might they have conflicting purposes? Why? Do you believe that social workers should be closely supervised, as most are, having less autonomy, or be more autonomous and less closely supervised? Why? Explain your answer with evidence from your readings to support your answer. Choose a current issue that impacts social work today. How will this issue impact the future of social work? Use Chapters 12 and 13 to answer as well as your knowledge and other readings. Your response should be a minimum of 250 words and reference at least two scholarly sources (one may be the text) in proper APA format. Please respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
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This note was uploaded on 07/11/2011 for the course SOCIAL SCI 331 taught by Professor ?????????? during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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