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MindTap Social Work for Empowerment Series: Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective 6th Edition

Amanda S. Barusch

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Overview

MindTap® Social Work for Barusch's Empowerment Series: Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective, 6th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Help your students become advocates of their own learning as they master practical skills and build professional confidence. MindTap® Social Work for Foundations of Social Policy, 6th Edition engages students in a scaffolded learning experience designed to move them from lower- to higher-order thinking skills by reinforcing learned skills and concepts through demonstrated application. As the instructor, you easily design your course to match your own objectives and preferred teaching method, with the help of our dedicated Learning Consultants and Engagement Services. Stay connected and informed in your course through real-time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

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Amanda S. Barusch, University of Utah and University of Otago

A self-proclaimed news junkie/policy wonk, Amanda Barusch is fascinated (and sometimes horrified) by U.S politics and policies. For two decades, updating this book has enabled her to monitor the intricate shifts and major sea changes in America's pursuit of social justice. A native of California, Dr. Barusch completed her B.A. at Reed College, her M.S.W. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Utah. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the fields of social policy and aging. She has investigated topics ranging from interpersonal relations to international policy comparisons. She has published articles in leading North American journals, seven books, and numerous poems and short stories. Dr. Barusch joined the faculty at the University of Utah College of Social Work in 1985, where she has served as Associate Dean. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work for six years, and is on the editorial board of several international journals. She is a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America. She also holds a Professorial appointment at the University of Otago in New Zealand, where she can be found when winter reaches the northern hemisphere.
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LEARNING PATH:

Why am I here? Polling Activity. At the start of each chapter, students complete a short activity written specifically to get them engaged in the material prior to the reading. The polling questions get students to begin thinking in a meaningful way about the real-life uses of the concepts and issues they will cover in the chapter.

Chapter reading. The full text is available through the dynamic MindTap Reader, allowing students an enhanced reading experience with notes and highlights that feed directly to custom study guides in the StudyHub MindApp.

Chapter Quiz. A quiz with multiple-choice questions immediately follows the chapter reading, allowing students to measure their understanding and progress.

You Decide: Case Study. Decision-making activities present students with realistic case examples and ask them to make certain decisions as they progress, giving them experience with the sorts of problems they will encounter as practicing social workers.

Case Vignette. Additional case studies give students the opportunity to read about more real-life situations and practice the sort of critical thinking skills needed to succeed in a challenging field.

Video Activity. Students view professional interviews and archival news footage as they progress through the course. Each videos asks students to answer embedded questions as they watch each video, in order to understand the broader social context to the chapter content.

Reflection Activity. At the conclusion of each chapter’s content, students are asked to apply concepts directly to their life and future career in the helping professions.
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  • ISBN-10: 1337283568
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