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Episode 125 - Dr. Michael Reisch: The State of Social Work Education (part 1 of 2)

Monday, August 19, 2013, 9:03:02 AM

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In this episode, the first of two parts, Dr. Michael Reisch describes the role that social work education has in facilitating the emerging professional’s understanding of the institutional and structural inequalities facing oppressed and disenfranchised people. He also discusses the necessity for social work to reconnect with its historical mission of directly addressing social injustice.

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Average Rating: 5stars  excellent perspective, Wednesday, August 28, 2013

By Dave Edgar :

Terrific reminder by Professor Reisch that we should always pay attention to the "root" causes of challenges faced by work social worker clients: economic inequality, poverty and how they affect communities disproportionately. There needs to be balance between community based solutions to problems and solutions based on individual adaptation. The Prof. notes the emphasis has shifted to individual adaptation in recent years reflecting neo-liberal values which are currently in vogue. Well worth listening to his insights.

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