Introduction To Social Work (12Th Edition)

  • Publish Date: 2011-07-09
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: O. William Farley;Larry Lorenzo Smith;Scott W. Boyle

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A comprehensive and historical introduction to social work.

This book is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. This series helps students understand and master CSWEs core competencies with a variety of pedagogy highlighted competency content and critical thinking questions for the competencies throughout.

With its balanced presentation of social work and social welfare, this text answers students' questions about social work and their social work education.

Introduction to Social Work, 12/e, helps students understand the importance of history and how it has shaped the social work profession. Cases help students apply theory to practice and provide a glimpse of what social workers do and the versatility of the profession.

Teaching & Learning Experience

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  • Improve Critical Thinking Includes critical thinking questions in margins.
  • Engage Students Extensive case studies help students apply theory to practice. MySocialWorkLab engages students with videos, cases, and licensing-type core competency questions.
  • Explore Current Issues Updated statistics include current data. Major areas updated throughout including school violence, mental illness, and other challenging issues.
  • Apply CSWE Core Competencies Integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS throughout highlights competencies and practice behaviors and includes expensive pedagogy. MySocialWorkLab adds value with core competency videos and hundreds of competency-based questions.
  • Support Instructors An Instructors Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, MySocialWorkLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package.

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