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Social Work and ICT



144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become an integral part of social and working lives. Within social work ICTs play a vital role, helping professionals to store and share information and contributing to new forms of practice. This book goes a step further than simply describing ICT skills, but asks why ICT is used and how this affects practice and the experience of people who use services.

The book has a practical focus and includes guidance on:

  • Best Practice for Social Work and ICT
  • ICT Use in Social Work
  • Service Users, Carers and ICT
  • Technology and Professional Practice
  • ICT and Social Work Agencies
  • Social Work Programs in the Virtual World
  • ICT and Practice Based Learning

Written in a student-friendly style, Social Work and ICT is interspersed with activities and exercises to enable students to develop their skills and knowledge. Each chapter also includes a 'Taking it Further' section with useful websites, suggestions for further reading and ideas to improve practice. The book has been designed to enhance professional practice and it will be essential reading for all undergraduate programs in social work.

 
Introduction
 
Best Practice for Social Work and ICT
 
ICT Use in Social Work
 
Service Users, Carers and ICT
 
Technology and Professional Practice
 
ICT and Social Work Agencies
 
Social Work Programmes in the Virtual World
 
ICT and Practice-Based Learning

A good book with structure and focus upon required aspects

Mrs Fiona Wilkes
BA (HONS) Degree in Social Work, North East Worcestershire College
August 9, 2011
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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1


Andrew Hill

Ian Shaw

Dr. Ian Shaw is S R Nathan Professor of Social Work at National University of Singapore and Professor Emeritus at the University of York, England. He was the first chair of the European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA) and a founder editor of the journal Qualitative Social Work. He has authored almost 100 peer-reviewed papers, more than 20 books, 60 book chapters, and various research reports. He has written extensively in the journals on issues arising from the relationship between social work and sociology over the last century. His more recent books include Social Work Science (2016) and Research and the Social Work Picture ... More About Author

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