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John Graham is the Murray Fraser Professor of Community Economic Development in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. John’s research interests include employee well being, cross-cultural and international practice, homelessness, social policy, social welfare history, and spirituality. He completed his PhD in Social Work at the University of Toronto.
Karen Swift is a Professor in the School of Social Work atYork University. Her research interests include Social Work, Women’s Studies, Child welfare, Feminism, and Social Policy.
Roger Delaney is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Lakehead University. His research interests include social policy; northern and rural social work; poverty and oppression; family, community, and national violence; community development; and social work ethics. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto, specializing in policy, administration, and research. Prior to that he worked in social assistance, child welfare and community organization in Fredericton and as a social planner and policy analyst for the Province of Prince Edward Island.Review:
“Yes, this text has relatively up-to-date Canadian Statistics on social policy related issues. It is also clearly written. It also has content relevant to the objectives of many Social policy classes. The text is also one of few Social policy text books that is focused on Canadian Social policy.”
--Horatio Sam-Aggrey, Carleton University
“It and earlier editions have been my preferred choice for 3 years now. It doesn't overwhelm students yet I believe it introduces and addresses most of the key issues that a beginning student in social work needs to consider.”
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“The content covering the basic understanding of social policy in the textbook is very well structured and presented.”
--Mojgan Rahbari, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110132310619