Management in Social Work (Practical Social Work Series 3rd ed. 2006)

Management in Social Work (Practical Social Work Series 3rd ed. 2006)

By: David N. Jones (author), Audrey Mullender (author), Veronica Coulshed (author), Neil Thompson (author)Paperback

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The third edition of this textbook has been thoroughly revised to meet the needs of today's social work students, professionals and service managers. It illustrates current legislation, policy, procedure and concerns, with additional material included to develop readers' confidence and skills in the context of learning organisations. This book is essential reading for students and practitioners alike, particularly those who need to understand organisation and management theory for study purposes and those who aspire to move into social work management or have been recent promoted.

About Author

VERONICA COULSHED, sometime Head of Applied Social Studies at the University of Sunderland, UK, was the original author of Management in Social Work, and also wrote the highly successful text, Social Work Practice, now in its second edition under the co-authorship of Joan Orme. AUDREY MULLENDER is Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford, UK. She was previously Professor of Social Work at the University of Warwick, UK. She has been Editor of the British Journal of Social Work and has produced well over a hundred publications in the social work field, including over a dozen books. DAVID N. JONES was formerly Assistant Director Operations for the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work, and before that, General Secretary of the British Association of Social Workers, UK. He is currently a government adviser on service improvement. NEIL THOMPSON is a Director of Avenue Consulting Ltd. He is the best-selling author of many books including Understanding Social Work, Promoting Equality and People Skills.


List of Figures.- Acknowledgement.- Introduction.- Why Study Management?.- Management Theory and Organisational Structures.- Cultural Change and Quality Standards.- Management as Vision, Strategy and Leadership, or Management of Uncertainty?.- Matching People and Jobs.- The Human Resource: Meeting the Needs of Staff.- Managing Diversity.- Conclusion.- References.- Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781403918376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781403918376
  • weight: 336
  • ISBN10: 1403918376
  • edition: 3rd ed. 2006

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