A useful book for those who wish to promote group learning.
I was rather disappointed with this text; for me it gave a rather limited perspective on it's subject
The multicultural perspective.
This book deals with important issues that are often not addressed in group and organisational theory. It is a valuable addition to the generic texts which only give a superficial mention of the dynamics of social and political difference in groups.
This is an interesting book which, although aimed at counselors, psychologists and mental health workers has a lot to offer other professionals.
I have adopted this text for social work students as it provides insight into a range of case examples which are readily accessible and provide a useful basis for discussion.
I thought the text was well organized and clearly written. Unfortunately, I will not be adopting the text, reason being, I felt did not focus on practical/clinical information related to group work appropriate for an intro course.
Too narrow for my purposes in an introductory course
I regret that I am not able to use this textbook for my Social Issues/AABS course. I liked the book, but the content is not compatible with my course goals and objectives. However, I am considering recommending the book as a resource to participants (e.g. faculty, administrators and students) in the Texas A & M University (TAMU) Diversity Training Institute (DTI) that I facilitate during the Summer.
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