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Social Work in a Digital Society



© 2012 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
This book will help students develop their understanding of how the internet is impacting on social work education and practice in 21st century. Essential reading for students interested in the influence of digital technology and social media, including the impact of digital divides, this book looks at how the value-base of social work can have a positive effect on service users and carers who engage with digital services.

 
Introduction
 
Social Impact of ICT in 21st Century
 
Contemporary Digital Policy
 
Digital Equity, Digital Divides
 
Implications for Education
 
Implications for Placements
 
Digital Literacy
 
Conclusion

Social Work in a Digital Society is valuable addition to social work education. Its strengths lie in the clarity of the content presented and in the organization of the chapters... What is most commendable is the attention to social exclusion and marginalization that runs through the work. The underlying themes of social justice will endure as a dominant critical analysis.

Brian Rasmussen
Clinical Social Work Journal

A good introduction to the topic which needs to be explored in social work training in our modern age.

Mrs Kerry Fidler
School of Social Work, University of Leicester
February 16, 2015

I have a particular interest in this area and I find it an area of interest for many new students, espacially those familiar with technology from an early age. I found it useful in engaging students in this area as it was an accesible and well put together text. The students I have reccomended it to found it beneficial in developing their knowledge on how technology can be applied in a social work context.

Mr David McKendrick
Division of Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University
August 12, 2014

Useful text and highly relevant for social workers

Mrs Jackie Plenty
Social Work Department, University Campus Suffolk
May 23, 2014

supplementary text for our social work students

Dr Vincent Icheku
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
December 3, 2013

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