Parker, J., 2009. Great Expectations or Hard Times: Social work practice education and the contemporary UK context. In: Essentials of Practice Teaching: Confirming our strengths, 9 November 2009, Nottingham Gateway Hotel, Nottingham, England. (Unpublished)
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Taking two Dickens’ titles as a starting point is apt for a contemporary consideration of practice teaching in social work education in the UK for a number of reasons. Firstly, the titles themselves demonstrate the potential polarities in what is happening. Secondly, Dickens’ narrative mastery of triumph through adversity resonates with our desire for the underdog, in this case practice teaching in social work, to succeed against all the odds. Thirdly, parts of the narrative of these two books provide us with allusions and metaphors that help us describe the contemporary situation and rail against it.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Social Work|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Social Work and Social Policy|
|Deposited By:||Professor Jonathan Parker|
|Deposited On:||26 Mar 2010 18:18|
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