Feminist critiques of the social sciences are based on the assumption that because the social sciences were developed for the most part by white, middle-class, Western men, the perspectives of women were ignored. This book offers an approach for integrating gender-related content into the social work curriculum. The distinguished contributors discuss the shortcoming of dominant knowledge, address the pressing need for a gender-integrated curriculum, consider the pedagogies consistent with the implementation of an integrate curriculum, address specific areas in social work education, assessing content, and assumptions, and discuss strategic issues for the implementation of curricular knowledge.

chapter 1|38 pages

Toward a Gender-integrated Knowledge in Social Work

ByJosefina Figueira-McDonough

chapter 2|52 pages

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

The Role of Gender in the Expansion of Practice Knowledge
ByElizabeth D. Hutchison, Leanne Wood Charlesworth

chapter 3|33 pages

Direct Practice

Addressing Gender in Practice from a Multicultural Feminist Perspective
ByIris Carlton-LaNey, Janice Andrews

chapter 4|41 pages


ByJosé B. Ashford, Jill Littrell

chapter 5|36 pages

Teaching About Groups in a Gendered World

Toward Curricular Transformation in Group Work Education 1
ByLorraine Gutiérrez, Beth Glover Reed, Robert Ortega, Edith Lewis

chapter 6|35 pages

Gender and Families

ByJanet Finn

chapter 7|46 pages

Women, Communities, and Development

ByMarie Weil, Dorothy N. Gamble, Evelyn Smith Williams

chapter 8|35 pages

Integrating Gender into Human Service Organization, Administration, and Planning Curricula

ByF. Ellen Netting, Mary K. Rodwell

chapter 9|34 pages

Gender and Social Welfare Policy

ByAnn Nichols-Casebolt

chapter 10|49 pages

The Role of Gender in Practice Knowledge: Research

ByPaula S. Nurius, Cynthia Franklin

chapter 11|25 pages

Designing and Implementing Curricular Change

ByJosefina Figueira-McDonough, F. Ellen Netting, Ann Nichols-Casebolt