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Community Organization and Social Administration presents a unique constellation of perspectives from scholars, researchers, and practitioners grounded in macro theories, practice, and education. Drawing upon the knowledge and experiences of social workers and other community-based professionals, this book provides a rich cross-section of models and strategies for those engaged in social change in the community, agency, and school or university. The chapters include data-based practice principles and guidelines for action.This book is a must for those who are teaching and practicing in community service, community change, and planning settings. Others who would benefit from the book include administrators of social service and community agencies; classroom teachers, field instructors, and students in organizing, planning, policy, and administration; policy analysts, program developers, and grant officers; and leaders and organizers of social change organizations, networks, and coalitions.Community Organization and Social Administration incorporates papers presented at the Symposia on Community Organization and Social Administration held at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. The papers are edited by members of the Association on Community Organizing and Social Administration (ACOSA).
Table of Contents
Part 1: Building and Sustaining Community Initiatives
Managing Dynamic Tensions in Social Change Coalitions
Nurturing Grassroots Initiatives for Community Development: The Role of Enabling Systems
Building High Access Community Organizations: Structures as Strategies
Part 2: Understanding Community Planning and Human Service Organizations
Patterns of Organizing for Community Human Service Planning: A Statewide Survey
Strategic Choices Made by Nonprofit Agencies Serving Low-Paying Clients
Part 3: Successful Social Change Initiatives: Case Studies From the Field
Creating Change for Children With Serious Emotional Disorders: A National Strategy
Rebuilding the Human Services: The Profession Mobilizes for Social Work in Public Education
Mental Health Reform: A Case Study of Influencing Social Policy Through Legislation and Litigation
Part 4: Enhancing Education in Community Organization and Social Administration
Strategies for Enhancing Administration Concentrations in Schools of Social Work
Political Activism in Social Work: A Study of Social Work Educators
Infusing a Feminist Analysis Into Education for Policy, Planning, and Administration
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