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No Bert

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Gender Theory and Social Work
« on: October 28, 2009, 11:07:15 AM »

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Does anyone know about a theoretical concept on social work and gender? There are some studies about methods in social work based on gender theories. But is there something that is concerned with the "big whole". Let me try to clarify:

In Germany, social work has been connected to the concept of knightliness since the Middle Age until professionalization started with the ongoing 20th century with Alice Salomon's theories about social work and the announcment of the concept of "Geistige Mütterlichkeit" (mental motherliness ?). The practical field is nowadays, in Germany, still dominated by female social workers, though especially outdoor activities and youth work are more like "male-fields" of social work. The scientific field is dominated by male staff. The question of a Gender study i am in search of might be dealing with issues like:

How does societal construction of Gender on the one and male/female proportion in social work (in theory and practice) influence social work (in theory and practice) [start of edit] on the other hand [end of edit] ? ... and alike.

Any help in sight? very much appreciated! ;D
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Re: Gender Theory and Social Work
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 04:11:57 AM »

ethics of care?
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Re: Gender Theory and Social Work
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 09:08:05 AM »

ethics of care ... what?  ;)
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Re: Gender Theory and Social Work
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010, 04:42:53 AM »

Our experience is that many students on the social work degree can be intimidated by the word 'theory'. This immediately inhibits effective learning about theory. Theory in social work is about how we relate to others and how we make sure that we are providing effective services. It is important that theory is not seen as the preserve of academics or senior social workers. Through understanding and applying theory to social work practice our work with service users can become far more effective and person centred.
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Re: Gender Theory and Social Work
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 03:50:20 AM »

Most students find social work as one of their subject in school and they have to do good inoder to gain good grades..I don't even know how many of them really understand why they need to do this things, to serve people who are in need. I can say that some also do social work to finance their own social standards. Digging deeper one must be pure and dedicated to do these things because social work doesn't end in communities but also at home and the rest of the world.
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