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Published: 04 February 2016

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780199392728

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Holistic Engagement

Transformative Social Work Education in the 21st Century

Edited by Loretta Pyles and Gwendolyn Adam

  • Academic/professional organizations and associations that may be especially interested in the book: —Council on Social Work Education —Society for Spirituality and Social Work —Baccalaureate Program Directors —Center for Contemplative Mind in Society —Mind and Life Institute —SUNY Contemplative Network —National Association of Social Workers —Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE - social work) —Australian Association of Social Workers —Canadian
  • Association for Social Work Education —British Association for Social Workers —ACOSA - Association for Community Organization and Social Administration —SSWR - Society for Social Work Research —Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work Professional conferences at which book should be displayed/publicized: —Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education —Annual Meeting of the North American Council for Spirituality in Social Work —NASW Annual
  • Conference —Annual International Conference of the Center for Mindfulness (UMass Medical) —Mind and Life International Symposium for Contemplative Studies —Social Welfare Action Alliance
  • Critical appraisal of contemporary social work education offering a way forward through a new model focusing on pedagogies of holistic engagement.
  • First-person auto-ethnographic accounts of cutting edge holistically engaged teaching.
  • Case studies related to undergraduate and graduate, as well as micro and macro practice.
  • Innovative model for evolving social work education to a new level.
  • Challenge to the existing social work education paradigm with international collection of authors weighing in.
  • Innovative concepts and definitions to articulate complicated aspects of social work practice and education.

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