SPP101 Introduction to Social Policy and Social Work

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2014
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Daniela Jaklová Střihavková (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Libor Musil, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Libor Musil, CSc.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Daniela Jaklová Střihavková
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Tue 9:45–11:15 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Tue 17:00–18:30 P21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 34 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/34, only registered: 0/34
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Course objectives
Students become known with the core concepts of the discipline. On successful completion of the course student should be able to interpret clients living circumstances in terms of “living situation” and “social problem” concepts, to distinguish between “questions on the client’s living situation” and “questions on helping intervention” as well as to compare the discourses by “social worker” and by “social policy maker”.
Syllabus
  • The course is devoted to the following topics and issues:
  • 1. Social work and social policy as helping professions.
  • 2. „Uncertain interactions between man and society“.
  • 3. „Living situation”.
  • 4. „Social problem“.
  • 5. Similarities and differences between social policy and social work.
  • 6. „Cognitive context of understanding living situations”.
  • 7. Typology of social work.
  • 8. Subdivisions of social work.
  • 9. Subdivisions of social policy.
  • 10. The usage of research methodology ín social policy and social work.
  • 11. Community work and the policy of social services – the intersections between social policy and socialn work.
  • 12. Standards of social work education and the conception of studies in social policy and social work.
  • 13. The conception of studies in social policy and social work in terms of the “living situation” concept.
Literature
  • KAHÁNKOVÁ, J., MYŠÍKOVÁ, M., NEDĚLNÍKOVÁ, D.: Sociální asistence pro rodiny s dětmi jako jedna z forem terénní sociální práce. Sociální práce/Sociálna práca, 2/2005, s. 49–59.
  • CHYTIL, O., MUSIL, L.: Ještě jednou k problematice minimálních standardů vzdělávání v sociální práci. Sociální politika, 3/98, s. 9–10.
  • BRIAR, S.: The Current Crisis in Social Casework. In: Gilbert, N., Spetch, H., The Emergence of Social Welfare and Social Work, F.E. Peacock Publishers, Itasca 1976, pp. 407–411
  • MORRISSEY, M.H.: The Downtown Welfare Advocate Center: A Case Study of a Welfare Rights Organization. Social Service Review, 1990, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 193–201.
  • KABÁTOVÁ, I.: Probace. Sociální práce, 1/98, s. 26–30.
  • ABEL, E.K.: Benevolence and Social Control: Advice from the Children’s Bureau in the Early Twentieth Century. Social Service Review, 1994, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 5–14.
  • MUSIL, Libor. Různorodost pojetí, nejasná nabídka a kontrola výkonu "sociální práce" (Different conceptions, unclear offer and control over the performance of "social work"). Sociální práce/Sociálna práca, Brno: ASVSP, 2008, vol. 8, 2/2008, p. 60 - 79. ISSN 1213-6204. info
  • JANEBOVÁ, Radka and Libor MUSIL. Mýty o roli sociálních pracovníků a pracovnic (The Social Worker's Role Myths). Sociální práce/Sociálna práca, Brno: ASVSP, 2007, vol. 2007, No 1, p. 50-61. ISSN 1213-6204. info
  • NAVRÁTIL, Pavel and Libor MUSIL. Sociální práce s příslušníky menšinových skupin (Social Work with Members of Minority Groups). Sociální studia, Fakulta sociálních studií MU Brno, 2000, vol. 2000, No 5, p. 127-163. ISSN 1212-365X. info
  • NAVRÁTIL, Pavel and Libor MUSIL. Sociální práce s příslušníky menšinových skupin (Social Work with Members of Minority Groups). Sociální studia, Fakulta sociálních studií MU Brno, 2000, vol. 2000, No 5, p. 127-163. ISSN 1212-365X. info
  • POTŮČEK, Martin. Sociální politika [Potůček, 1995]. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1995. 142 s. ISBN 80-85850-01-X. info
  • Practical politics : social work and political responsibility. Edited by Maryann Mahaffey - John W. Hanks. Silver spring, Maryland: National association of social workers, 1982. vii, 260 s. ISBN 0-87101-099-2. info
  • BARTLETT, Harriett M. and Beatrice N. SAUNDERS. The common base of social work practice. New York: National Association of Social Workers, 1970. 224 s. ISBN 0871010542. info
Teaching methods
The learning outcomes of the course will be attained by means of following teaching methods: 1. lectures, 3. reading, 2. writing an essay, 3. group consultations concerning writing essay.
Assessment methods
The course is completed by exam which consists in elaborating the essay on: „The selected client’s living situation in terms of the theory, the social worker as well as social policy maker discourses”. Essay is assessed in terms of following abilities of student: 1. interpreting the selected client’s living circumstances in terms of the “living situation” concept, 2. distinguishing “questions on the selected client’s living situation” and “questions on helping intervention”, 3. identify similarities and differences between discourses of two actors of helping intervention in living situation of the selected client – his or her social worker and relevant social policy maker.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013.
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