One Hundred Years of Social Work: A History of the Profession in English Canada, 1900-2000

One Hundred Years of Social Work: A History of the Profession in English Canada, 1900-2000


One Hundred Years of Social Work is the 1st entire historical past of social paintings as a career in English Canada. equipped chronologically, it offers a severe and compelling examine the inner struggles and debates within the social paintings occupation over the process a century and investigates the responses of social employees to numerous very important occasions. A vital topic within the e-book is the long-standing fight of the pro organization (the Canadian organization of Social employees) and person social staff to reconcile development prestige with the merchandising social motion.

The booklet chronicles the early historical past of the secularization and professionalization of social paintings and examines social staff roles in the course of either international wars, the melancholy, and within the period of postwar reconstruction. It comprises sections on civil defence, the chilly conflict, unionization, social paintings schooling, legislation of the occupation, and different key advancements as much as the tip of the 20 th century.

Drawing on wide archival learn in addition to own interviews and secondary literature, the authors offer robust educational facts of a occupation that has continued many vital alterations and keeps to recommend for a simply society and a responsive social welfare country.

One Hundred Years of Social Work may be of curiosity to social staff, social paintings scholars and educators, social historians, expert institutions and someone drawn to figuring out the advanced nature of individuals and associations.

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