SPRn4470 Gender Perspectives in Social Work Practice

Fakulta sociálních studií
jaro 2021
1/1/0. 8 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Mgr. Kristýna Pešáková, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Lucie Čechovská (přednášející)
Mgr. Magda Tesárková, Ph.D.
Katedra sociální politiky a sociální práce – Fakulta sociálních studií
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra sociální politiky a sociální práce – Fakulta sociálních studií
St 16:00–17:40 bude_upresneno
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Goals of the course:
The course has three main goals. The first goal is to gain theoretical knowledge of gender and feminist theory and the role it has played in development of social policy and social work theory and practice. Attention will be given also to the intersectionality approach and critical social work theory, which are both useful for developing gender sensitive social work practice that responds to the specific needs of the clients, but also enables understanding of their problems on a structural, rather than only individual level. Although gender here is seen as a crucial structural characteristic, attention will also be given to other social categories such as class, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and the role they play in different situations and settings as a basis of advantage as well as oppression. Within gender theory, more attention is given to women as a specific group, however the course is focusing also on men, both in the role of social workers as well as clients with specific issues and needs which should be addressed. The second goal of the course is to learn how gender theory can be practically applied to understanding specific issues such as criminality, domestic violence, homelessness, drug use, involvement in the sex industry, parenting etc. This goal will be fulfilled especially through seminars where students will discuss principles of gender sensitive social work practice with various target groups of clients and in various forms of social services and institutions. The third goal of the course is to develop and improve writing skills of short academic papers, which will be fulfilled through seminar assignments and final paper. The learning process will be strengthened by feedback which will be given by the teacher as well as by the students themselves at the seminars.
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Learning outcomes:
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- identify and critically reflect feminist and gender theory contribution to contemporary social work theory and practice;
- understand the role that gender and other social categories play in social work practice;
- employ the gender perspective in social work practice with clients and in social work organizations;
- employ gender perspective in their further studies;
- write short academic papers, using proper form, structure and quotation standards.
  • Gender theory and its influence on social policy and social work
  • Gender sensitive social work
  • Gender perspectives in social work practice / specific issues and target groups
  • Guest lectures and seminars: social work with homeless women, violence against men from gender perspective, social work and LGBTQ, social work with female drug users, feminist participatory action research,
    povinná literatura
  • Young, Iris Marion 1994. Punishment, Treatment, Empowerment: Three Approaches to Policy for Pregnant Addicts. Feminist Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1, 32-57.
  • Contemporary feminisms in social work practice. Edited by Sarah Wendt - Nicole Moulding. First published. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis group, 2016, xvi, 315. ISBN 9781138025707. info
  • WOODWARD, Kath. The short guide to gender. First published. Bristol: Policy, 2011, xiii, 136. ISBN 9781847427632. info
  • Practice and research in social work : postmodern feminist perspectives. Edited by Barbara Fawcett. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2000, xi, 201 s. ISBN 0-415-19511-X. info
    doporučená literatura
  • ZUFFEREY, Carole. Homelessness and social work : an intersectional approach. First published. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017, 160 stran. ISBN 9781138858770. info
  • HILL COLLINS, Patricia a Sirma BILGE. Intersectionality. First edition. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016, x, 249. ISBN 9780745684482. info
  • Feminisms in social work research : promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge. Edited by Stéphanie Wahab - Ben Anderson-Nathe - Christina E. Gringeri. New York: Routledge, 2015, xii, 299. ISBN 9781138053632. info
  • LYKKE, Nina. Feminist studies : a guide to intersectional theory, methodology and writing. New York: Routledge, 2010, xvi, 241. ISBN 9780415516587. info
  • DOMINELLI, Lena. Feminist social work theory and practice. 1st pub. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2002, x, 193 s. ISBN 0-333-77154-0. info
Výukové metody
The goals and learning outcomes of the course will be fulfilled through lectures (teacher´s lectures and guest lectures by external experts in the field), seminars (students participate in discussions and group projects), writing seminar assignments and final paper based on students´ own reading of the compulsory course literature. To all written papers students receive feedback from the teacher as well as from other students at the seminar.
Metody hodnocení

• Attendance
Attendance at the lectures and seminars is compulsory. One absence per semester is allowed.

• Seminar Assignments
- Before each seminar you should write a short assignment briefly addressing several questions, drawing on the compulsory literature for that seminar. The list of recommended and compulsory literature, together with the assignment questions and deadline you can find in document ´Schedule and reading list´.
- The seminar assignment must be uploaded to odevzdávárna/homework vault in the Information system no later than on the deadline date.

• Compensation
- If you miss a seminar or a lecture for second time, or upload your seminar assignment late please talk to the teacher about the form of compensation for your absence or late submission.

40% of the grade will be based on your active participation at the lectures and seminars. 60% of the grade will be based on the quality of your seminar assignments and final paper.

Assignments and papers which do not fulfill the requirements (content, length, or quotation standards) will fail and you will have to rewrite them. Likewise if you submit a paper late it counts as a fail. In total you are allowed to fail three times during the entire course.
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