CSWE Press publishes books and other nonprint resources that address the needs of social work educators in the following areas: the philosophy, theory, and practice of teaching; the process and evaluation of learning; and the organization and structure of social work education. CSWE Press also publishes other materials that explore practice issues as they relate to social work curricula and field work.
The most recently published books from CSWE Press are The Narrative Edge in Expert Testimony: A Guide for Social Workers, by Ronald K. Bullis, and Women and Children First: The Contribution of the Children's Bureau to Social Work Education, edited by Alice Lieberman and Kristine Nelson. The Narrative Edge in Expert Testimony marries narrative theory to the context of expert testimony to show social workers how to make their testimony as expert witnesses accurate, persuasive, and effective. Women and Children First draws parallels between the development of the U.S. Children’s Bureau and the foundations of social work education. Editors Alice Lieberman and Kristine Nelson have drawn together a wealth of information on child welfare over the past 100 years from recognized experts in the field.
The following new books are forthcoming from CSWE Press in 2013:
The Call to Teach: Philosophy, Process, and Pragmatics of Social Work Education
This book focuses on improving the quality of teaching, concentrating on the development of practical strategies as well as the refinement of existing ones. It addresses the task of teaching in a manner that integrates conceptual knowledge, involving rational awareness and analytical thinking, with actual experiential processes. The book offers expert advice on boosting confidence and improving expertise in the conveyance and assimilation of social work knowledge, values, and skills.
Conservative Christianity and Sexual Orientation in Social Work: Privilege, Oppression, and the Pursuit of Human Rights
Edited by Adrienne B. Dessel and Rebecca M. Bolen
This book explores facets of the debate regarding freedom of religious expression and sexual orientation to provide a deeper understanding of topics such as social identity oppression, power and privilege, human rights and social justice, attitudes and prejudice, and ethics and policies. Addressing a significant gap in the literature, contributors discuss multiple ways of confronting some of the conflicts among conservative Christians and LGB people at individual and institutional levels, including resources such as intergroup dialogue, legal analysis, and a drama-based approach. The authors of this edited volume have been brought together to offer a wide range of perspectives as well as theoretical, empirical, and practice based knowledge.
Gender Oppression and Globalization: Challenges for Social Work
Edited by Janet L. Finn, Sharvari Karandikar-Chheda, and Tonya Evette Perry
This edited volume critically explores the intersection of globalization and gender oppression, the mutually shaping relationship between the two, and the implications for social work. Contributors engage in critical feminist inquiry regarding the well-being of women and girls in the context of globalization, focusing on their vulnerabilities and resilience, the forms and mechanisms of oppression shaping their lives, and possibilities for social action.
Learning to Teach—Teaching to Learn: A Guide for Social Work Field Education, 2nd edition
Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, Jeanne Bertrand Finch, and Cheryl L. Franks
This second edition of a primary resource lays out, step-by-step, how to achieve a quality field education experience by making the field instructor–student relationship central to achieving learning goals and objectives. The updated text weaves human rights and social and economic justice themes throughout the chapters, incorporates the 10 core competencies of the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, and gives special attention to the implicit curriculum and its place in field education.
Teaching Human Rights: Curriculum Resources for Social Work Educators
Edited by M. C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Lynne M. Healy, and Uma A. Segal
The editors, members of the Advisory Board of the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education, have compiled a resource manual designed to help American social work educators develop course modules and content for teaching international human rights. Primarily course outlines and bibliographies from courses or modules focused on human rights, the book draws from educational programs for social workers currently being taught in the United States. An introductory chapter by Joseph Wronka gives an overview of international human rights documents and organizational implementation and is followed by a chapter examining social work roles in the field of human rights and the implications for social work education.
All materials are available for purchase online through the CSWE Press Bookstore or by calling 800-633-4931.