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Innovative Approaches for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroom

1st Edition

By Donna Hardina

Routledge

124 pages

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Bring your students the latest developments in community organization!

Innovative Approaches for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroom will help social work educators efficiently teach students methods of practice that they need to know in order to offer the best services to clients with a variety of different needs in a variety of settings.

Here you'll find assignments and exercises that combine new technology with progressive ideas about integrating theory and practice. This valuable book consistently addresses topics that will stimulate discussion on the value assumptions inherent in community practice, appropriate ways to transmit these values in the classroom, and the best way to help students develop their own frameworks for ethical decisionmaking.

Innovative Approaches for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroom will be a valuable addition to your collection. This accessible and comprehensive book identifies and provides detailed information for teaching these skills in the classroom:

  • ethical decisionmaking
  • community assessment
  • interpersonal skills development
  • making your practice effective in a multi-cultural environment
  • organizing your practice with computer technology

    This book describes teaching methods that will educate your students on the development of self-awareness, multicultural competency, and ethical content for practice, preparing them for the diverse situations that may arise in their professional careers.

Table of Contents

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Models and Tactics Taught in Community Organization Courses: Findings from a Survey of Practice Instructors
  • “Of Means and Ends” Revisited: Teaching Ethical Community Organizing in an Unethical Society
  • Educating Students for Multicultural Community Practice
  • Product and Process Dialectic: Developing an Indigenous Approach to Community Development Training
  • Grassroots Leadership Training: A Case Study of an Effort to Integrate Theory and Method
  • Organizing Cyberspace: Strategies for Teaching About Community Practice and Technology
  • Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work