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Title:Social work in a changing world: issues and prospects
Editors:Sottie, Cynthia Akorfa
Dako-Gyeke, Mavis
Walls, RoseISNI
Series:University of Ghana readers, Social sciences series
City of publisher:Accra New Town
Publisher:For the University of Ghana by Woeli Publishing Services
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:social work
social work education
domestic violence
people with disabilities
health insurance
poverty reduction
social welfare
Abstract:Social work in the African context is confronted with many challenges including highly disparate levels of socio-economic develoment, widespread and complex conflicts and wars, large-scale poverty, and ravaging health problems. Focusing on Ghana, the contributors to this collective volume seek to discuss these challenges in a locally relevant and appropriate way, drawing on existing local knowledge, skills and value systems. Chapters: Development of the social work profession (Cynthia Akorfa Sottie and Alice Boateng); An application of a North American model of pedagogical practice in a Ghanaian social work classroom: a critical reflection (Brenda McGadney ancl George Domfe); Searching for relevance: culture ancl social work education in Africa (Kwaku Osei-Hwedie); The effect of aftercare service on the outcomes of care leavers in Ghana (Kwabena Frimpong-Manso); Domestic violence against girls and women: a look at theoretical perspectives (Mavis Dako-Gyeke); Women's violence against men: fact or fiction? (Paul Alhassan Issahaku); Needs assessment of facilities for students with disabilities (Harriet J.B. Baffoe and P.K. Abrefah); Problems of the elderly in Ghana: an assessment of existing interventions (Florence Akosua Agyemang); Poverty reduction and the role of social education and practice in Ghana (Marie-Antoinette Sossou); Housing in Ghana as a human development issue (Paul Alhassan lssahaku); Analyzing the National Health Insurance Act: Ghana's premier policy to assure human development via access to health care (Rose Jones Walls); Towards a comprehensive system of community based mental health care in Ghana: social work perspective (Cynthia Akorfa Sottie); Conceptualizing social justice, sustainable development, and corporate social responsibility as social welfare matrix in large-scale gold mining (Prince Amoah); Future direction of the social work profession in Ghana (Mavis Dako-Gyeke). [ASC Leiden abstract]