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ERIC Number: EJ1159459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Teaching Note--Fostering Political Awareness in Students through the Use of Genograms
Crowell, Jennifer Hause
Journal of Social Work Education, v53 n4 p765-770 2017
Despite the celebrated history of social workers engaging in the political realm for the purposes of fostering social change, students sometimes seem ambivalent regarding the essential nature of their political engagement while also doubting their ability to make a difference through these efforts. How can social work educators combat feelings of disinterest or inadequacy as it relates to policy practice? This manuscript describes the use of an experiential activity that called third-year BSW students in a social policy course to create a genogram detailing the political and civic engagement of their family of origin. This was assigned with the aim of providing students an opportunity to better understand potential assets and barriers to their engaging in the political sphere.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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