Readings Analysis and Reflection

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Identify the main points of each reading using ten bulletin points for each article b) assumptions the author/s make in addressing the topic; c) evidence the author/s use to support their conclusions; d) why the content is significant for social policy and social work; e) thoughts you have about the topic or the author/s approach to it.Explain the role language & values play in influencing perceptions of social issues;

  • Distinguish whether viewpoints locate the cause of problems in individuals or in the environment;
  • Critically assess why and how urbanization, industrialization and immigration contributed to the development of social welfare policy;
  • Evaluate whether and how Flexner’s statement on social work & the two crises in social work described by Ehrenreich helped shape the current profession;
  • Compare and contrast the approaches of the Charity Organization Societies with that of Settlement Houses;
  • Be able to explain and evaluate the concept of American Exceptionalism and its influence on social policy

Listed are the articles that need to be used for this assigment:

Flexner, A. (1915). Is social work a profession? Retrieve from (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • Ehrenreich, J. (1985). The Crisis in Social Work, 1929-1945. Chapter 4 in The Altruistic Imagination: A History of Social Work and Social Policy in the United States. New York: Cornell University Press.
  • Ehrenreich_Crisis in social work.pdf
  • Ehrenreich, J. (1985). A House Divided: The Second Crisis in Social Work, 1960-1980. Chapter 7 in The Altruistic Imagination: A History of Social Work and Social Policy in the United States. New York: Cornell University Press.
  • Ehrenreich_A House Divided.pdf
  • Ryan, W. (1976). The Art of Savage Discovery: How to Blame the Victim. Blaming the victim. Pantheon Books, 3-29.
  • Ryan_Art of Savage Discovery.pdf
  • Lakoff, G. (2014). Framing 101: how to take back public discourse. In G. Lakoff, Don't think of an elephant: know your values and frame the debate, (p. 3-34). White River Jct., VT: Chelsea Green.
  • 1 701 Lakoff, G. (2004). Framing 101 How to take back public discourse.pdf

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Reading analysis



Reading analysis
The main key points that can be drawn from the article are listed below. These points are
critical in understanding social work at a broad spectrum and the authors have tried to narrow
this concept down as it as I have explored below.

Is social work a professional?


What is professionalism when it comes to social work?


Is social work a full-time job?


Academic degree on social work


How to deal with the main aspect of social work


Concept of professionalism


Interest in an organization about matters of professionalism


The main issues that govern social work


Example of professionalism


Specific examples of these professionalisms

The author in “Is social work a profession” makes various assumptions that are mainly
driving to his own understanding of social networki...

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