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This comprehensive school social work text discusses major issues confronting education, and practice directions for the design, delivery, and evaluation of school social work services. This edition features a broader ecological perspective, with more attention on the effects of federal reforms, poverty, multiculturalism, and prevention efforts. The Fourth Edition offers information on recent legislation and litigation, servicing disabled pupils, dealing with violence in the schools, and counseling gay and lesbian youth. This edition also includes more case material and examples to illustrate the concepts being discussed.
Table of Contents
Chapters contain Introduction, Conclusion, Discussion Questions, References, and Additional Readings
Issues in Education and the Development of Social Work Services in Schools
Major Issues in American Schools
School Social Work: Historical Development, Influences, and Practices
A Conceptual Framework for Social Work Services in Schools
Social Organization and Schools: A General Systems Theory Perspective
An Ecological Perspective of Social Work Services in Schools
Educational Policy and School Social Work Practice
Pupil Rights and Control of Behavior
Violence in Schools
Children with Disabilities
Some Target Groups of Children
Securing Equal Educational Opportunity: Language, Race, and Gender
Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Social Work Services in Schools
The Design of Social Work Services
The Delivery of School Social Work Services
Evaluating Practice and Programs
An Example of Rural Practice
An Example of Urban Practice
Assessment of Adaptive Behavior and Individual Education Program
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