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The Role of Gender in Practice Knowledge
Claiming Half the Human Experience

ISBN 9781138009363
Published December 22, 2014 by Routledge
466 Pages

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Book Description

Feminist critiques of the social sciences are based on the assumption that because the social sciences were developed for the most part by white, middle-class, Western men, the perspectives of women were ignored. This book offers an approach for integrating gender-related content into the social work curriculum. The distinguished contributors discuss the shortcoming of dominant knowledge, address the pressing need for a gender-integrated curriculum, consider the pedagogies consistent with the implementation of an integrate curriculum, address specific areas in social work education, assessing content, and assumptions, and discuss strategic issues for the implementation of curricular knowledge.

Table of Contents

Preface, Acknowledgments, Chapter 1: Toward a Gender-integrated Knowledge in Social Work, Chapter 2: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: The Role of Gender in the Expansion of Practice Knowledge, Chapter 3: Direct Practice: Addressing Gender in Practice from a Multicultural Feminist Perspective, Chapter 4: Psychopathology, Chapter 5: Teaching About Groups in a Gendered World: Toward Curricular Transformation in Group Work Education, Chapter 6: Gender and Families, Chapter 7: Women, Communities, and Development, Chapter 8: Integrating Gender into Human Service Organization, Administration, and Planning Curricula, Chapter 9: Gender and Social Welfare Policy, Chapter 10: The Role of Gender in Practice Knowledge: Research, Chapter 11: Designing and Implementing Curricular Change, Contributors, Index

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