1st Edition

For the Common Good
Essays of Harold Lewis

Edited By

Michael Reisch

ISBN 9780415860970
Published November 10, 2014 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

For the Common Good is an anthology of selected essays by Dr. Harold Lewis, one of the intellectual leaders of the social work profession. Social work literature often reflects powerful ahistorical tendencies which, in recent years, have produced analyses of social issues that lack awareness of both the contemporary environment and the historical forces that shaped it. Lewis' insights into the nature and purpose of social work help fill some of these historical and conceptual gaps, and present a clearer picture of social work's true place in our society.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements by the Editor
Editor's Introduction
Part I: Essays on Social Work Practice & Policy
Editor's Introduction
1. "Social Work and the Common Good" (1977)
2. "The Cause in Function" (Winter 1977)
3. "The Client's Interest" (November 1979)
4. "The Helping Process" (March 1988)
5. "Reasoning in Practice" (July 1977)
6. "The Problem with the Problem-Solving Paradigm" (July 1984)
7. "The Battered Helper" (April 1980)
8. Management in the Nonprofit Social Service Organization (1975)
9. "An Historical Perspective on Helping People in Times of Rapid Change" (1991)
Part II: Essays on Social Work Values and Ethics
Editor's Introduction
10. "The Ethical Component in Practice" (1982)
11. "Ethical Assessment" (April 1984)
12. "The Whistleblower in a Whistleblowing Society (October 1984) 13. "Teaching Ethics Through Ethical Teaching" (1987) 14. "Ethics and the Private Nonprofit Human Service Organization" (1989) 15. "Values & Ethics in Agency Practice: For a Caring & Just Service" (May 1988) 16. "Morality and the Politics of Practice" (1972)
Part III: Essays on Social Work Education
Editor's Introduction
17. "The Intellectual in the Practical"
18. "Education Preparation for Practice" (March 1978)
19. Are the Traditional Curriculum Areas Relevant?" (Winter 1981)
20. "The Continuum: Challenge to Social Work Education" (Fall 1983)
21. "The Micro/Macro in Social Work Education" (March 1984)
22. Teacher's Style & the Use of Professional Self in Social Work Education" (May 1990)
23. "A Framework for Forecasting in Social Work Education" (May 1990)
24. "Some Thoughts on My 40 years in Social Work Education" (November 1989)

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