Human Behavior in a Just World: Reaching for Common Ground by Rosemary J. Link

By Rosemary J. Link

This dynamic textual content on human habit takes a different overseas viewpoint to introduce scholars to the suggestions of enormous social structures and improvement. Social employees now perform in an more and more international context for purposes starting from migration to overseas adoptions to advancements in expertise. knowing those international connections is vital to social employees today.

Human habit in a simply World emphasizes the "common human situation" among humans, and encourages scholars to work out the strong connections among environmental stipulations and behaviour. The authors handle key components of human habit via a world lens, and talk about strong worldwide coverage tools and assets, corresponding to the United international locations. enticing North American and worldwide case stories illustrate the theories in practice.

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In the economic turmoil of the failed banking systems in 2010–2011 and the changing political climate, there is renewed attention to human rights and global interdependence, which raises awareness of struggling communities and oppressive monetary practices. In his State of the Union Address in January 2010, President Barack Obama reminded his country, “The best antipoverty program is a first-class education. A high school diploma no longer guarantees a good job, which is why we will pass a bill to revitalize community colleges, increase tax breaks for families and increase the Pell Grant and tell students that no one should go broke because they chose to go to college” (Obama, 2010).

STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS 1. Test your knowledge of countries by identifying blank maps or country borders: for example, what are the six countries bordering Iraq? 2. Write your definition of “globalization” as it relates to social work. What are some opportunities and some challenges of this concept? Revisit your definition at the end of your course or reading. 3. Write in your journal about your current knowledge and encounters with international social work or interventions with a global reach (such as work with refugees or recent immigrants).

Social workers are often witness to the suffering of adults and children excluded from shelter and adequate means of survival. Sometimes whole groups of people suffer together, for example, as refugees, or through natural disasters, mass layoffs, and plant closings. Their suffering is often compounded by lack of resources and exclusion from normal social behaviors, such as shopping, recreational activities, taking a holiday, or eating in a café. Despite this lack of access, there are alternative means of survival, which can be supported when newer forms of assessment are used.

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