International Issues in Social Work and Social Welfare
Selections From CQ Researcher
- What is human trafficking, and where does it occur?
- How have other nations exploited children as child soldiers, and what can be done about it?
- Have violence and discrimination against women increased or decreased globally over the past decade?
The collection of articles in International Issues in Social Work and Social Welfare addresses these questions and many more. The articles encourage lively classroom discussion and debate and bring pressing international issues into the classroom for almost any course across the social work curriculum, as required by the new guidelines set forth by the Council on Social Work Education.
About CQ Researcher Readers
In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material:
- A pro/con box that examines two competing sides of a single question
- A detailed chronology of key dates and events
- An annotated bibliography that includes Web resources
- An outlook section that addresses possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years
- Photos, charts, graphs, and maps
View other CQ Researcher Readers published by SAGE.
Consideration for child welfare course
This is a very interesting read and one which covers a wide range of issues relevant to social work. Although the book's focus is international social work the issues raised also provide context for considering key issues in the UK today. Although I have adopted this book for working with students in relation to practice and widening their thoughts on social work issues I have no doubt I will also be using it when discussing social policy.
This book is full of extremely relevant & up -to date information of use accross all three levels of the degree, 4, 5 & 6. We were lacking a textbook which was comprehensive, contemporanous & easy to interpret so essential reading for all 100 plus L6 s this year.
Insufficiently academic for my purposes
I was particularly struck by the books wide focus with regards to womens rights and also religious fundamentalism. The book appears to sign post to other areas of reading and research and would be a valuable teaching and study tool.
Sample Materials & Chapters
1. Human Trafficking and Slavery