Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century (2nd ed.)

Bridging the Macro-Micro Divide

Steve Burghardt,

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century: Bridging the Macro-Micro Divide
 
 
This project is a skills-based macro practice text for courses in social work community practice. The author has new interviews to draw on but will retain several of the original for variety, and he will walk the student through the career path of a macro practice practitioner. This book is different from other macro practice texts in that it is focused on building skills for effective practice through out the traditional macro social work career path. A key part of determining one′s path and place in practice is to reflect on their own personal values and mission and keep those values alive throughout their career. This book aims to do so by containing reflective exercises and activities through out.

Some unique features of this text include:

- Differs from main competing texts in its effort to build skills and focus on reflection, growth and theory to practice application activities

- Allows students to get a concrete sense of what it means to be in macro practice by providing interviews of organizers, program developers, and administrative executives.

- Case studies in every chapter allow students to apply key concepts to actual cases in practice

- Author to provide DVD of interviews with community organizers and managers for student website



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