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The Work of a Social Worker - “All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others,” said Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Danny). That concept inspires people every day to do better for others. Some are so passionate about helping individuals they decide to make a career out of it. Social work is one of the most renowned occupations when it comes to helping people. The path to becoming a social worker is very difficult, in both getting a degree and choosing an occupation....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work - It is imperative that social workers become knowledgeable about their clients’ cultures and are culturally sensitive. In learning about their clients’ cultures, social workers need to be aware of how powerful and significant culture is in relating to clients’ behavior, values, and beliefs. Becoming culturally competent requires the ability to integrate awareness, knowledge, and skills while maintaining a positive working relationship with the client (Sue and Zane, 1987). Today, the concerns regarding cultural competency continue to accentuate the importance of preparing social workers for a diversified society....   [tags: Social Work] 1537 words
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A Journey to Social Work - I always received great satisfaction from helping others. I remember at a young age, helping my grandmother with chores that she was no longer able to do for herself. As I got older, my grandmother became more dependent on me. I helped her cook, clean, administer medication and made sure she kept her doctor appointments. I now see myself doing these same things for my mother and father as they get older. I strongly believe that my urge to become a social worker stems from the frightening idea of what would have happened with my grandmother as well as my own parents; had they not had someone helping them....   [tags: Social Work] 1983 words
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Identity, Work and Labor - What are the differences between work and labor. There are many differences between work and labor. At the same time, it is complex to point out these differences because they are subtle. To illustrate one difference between work and labor, here is an example from a building site. The manager or contractor organizes the structure of the tasks that need to be executed. The laborers are those who are doing the heavy work, laying bricks, digging the holes and carrying the lumber. The manager, foreman and the laborers, however, are all working at the site....   [tags: Work, career, ] 979 words
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Welfare to Work Programs - Societies for years have preached the theory of individual responsibility as the righteous route for it citizens to pursuit. The worth of a society is often based on the monetary network of individuals. Moreover, in the United States this is the norm to focus on individual responsibility. However, every society is faced with the conflict of poverty that requires some type of social welfare policy. Poverty is not a stranger to the United States and therefore it created program such as welfare to assist the poor....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Called To Social Work - In the movie The Preacher kid, Angie King is a character who plays preacher daughter. By her father been a preacher, she has values and rules that she must obey. Somewhere down the road Angie King decide that she doesn’t want to be label as a preacher child and follow her dad values and rules. Mrs. King wants to join a traveling gospel show; however, her dad doesn’t want her to join traveling gospel group. Mr. King knows that she can’t handle all the circumstances and situations that she may occur out there on her own....   [tags: Social Work] 1501 words
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Confrontations in Social Work - People tend to think of confrontation as being an argument or verbal conflict. In essence, confrontations are perceived as negative actions, but confrontations are not meant to be negative. In the social service setting, confrontations are meant to ring something out in ht open in order to gain a better understanding. By gaining understanding the social worker can work with the client in moving forward and making meaningful changes (Summers, 2009). Confrontations are placed into three categories: 1.) confrontations of a discrepancy between the client’s expression of what he/she wishes to be and his/her perceptions of self (ideal versus real self); 2.) confrontation of a discrepanc...   [tags: Social Work]
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Observation as a Social Work Tool and Skill - This assignment is going to look into observation as a social work tool and skill. Firstly, it is going to briefly describe the observation. Secondly it will analyse the interactions using a reflective approach. And finally, it will look into some relevant social work skills and values that relate to the discussed topic. The observation exercise was carried out on the upper deck of a London Bus on a weekday evening and lasted approximately fifteen minutes. The subjects of the observation were a male in his late twenties that appeared to be of Afro-Caribbean origin and a female of a similar age with an Eastern European accent....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Work of a Family and Marriage Therapist - Family and Marriage therapists identify a wide variety of mental and behavioral issues within a family, individuals, and marriages. (HealthcareColleges.net, 2011) These therapists enable society to tackle their problems and move forward in a positive direction. Family and Marriage therapists are responsible for gathering information by testing and observing their patients. (mymajors.com, 2011) After receiving this information they are required to document and record information gathered from the patient sessions....   [tags: Social Work, Psychology]
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Having a Good Time at Work - Imagine that a job allows it employees to have the hours that work best for the employees. The employee has all of their needs met every hour they were at their job. The employee truly feels they are important to the employer they work for. There are many companies doing just that for their employees today. These companies are finding that they have far less employee turnover (“Forbes Magazine”). Some of the biggest companies around the world are finding new ways to take special care of their employees by offering them top salaries, lavish company perks, and offering flexible schedules....   [tags: Work Environment, SAS]
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The Work and Life Balance - Introduction Since the end of hunting and fruit gathering as the only source of survival and emergence of animal rearing and agriculture work started to emerge as separate from life. It emerged as a activity in which people engaged themselves so that they can earn enough food and meat to eat and share with family, friends and the tribes men. It was a point of separation of livelihood from job. A man was working till the end of the day to spend his after work hours at leisure. It was a great source of development by providing luxury of time, security of food and physical safety which allowed men to indulge in higher order desires and a host of self actualization needs came out....   [tags: work and life balance]
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Work Environment and Legal Issues - Introduction The growing issues with Internet usage in the workplace has become a major concern for employers. Employers are discovering that employees are spending hours of wasted time surfing the Internet and sending inappropriate emails. Employers classify this type of behavior as, “Internet abuse,” and breaking company’s policies. While employees see this type of behavior harmless, employers see this as potential risks to their organization. Previous researched study show employees spend hours surfing the Internet and sending non-work related emails to co-workers, family, and friends....   [tags: workplace, internet usage at work]
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Work-Family Conflict and Health - Jansen, Nicole W. H., et al. "Changes In Working Time Arrangements over Time As A Consequence Of Work-Family Conflict." Chronobiology International: The Journal of Biological & Medical Rhythm Research 27.5 (2010): 1045-1061. Academic Search Premier. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. This source explains the relationship between working overtime and the work-family conflict. With this source, they “investigated whether work-family conflict is prospectively related to adjustments in work schedules… in this relation”....   [tags: Work vs Health]
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Employment and Work Experience - Employment and work experience Textbroker – Freelance Author - October 2013 onwards I have now been selling the rights to my written work on an online contract based platform for a reasonable period of time. This role has centred on rapidly and effectively fulfilling competitively advertised client briefs for technical writing. My work in this regard has been published on a professional basis, largely within the fields of advertising and information provision. I have also engaged in more informal original content creation such as developing blog content concerning current technological or cultural issues....   [tags: clients, work, intership, skills] 690 words
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My Overall Work Ethic - Missions and Value Training This training mapped out the company’s approach to the way business will be conducted. This course was completed as required. S3 DSR Certification Training I attained certification to facilitate the S3 Direct Sales Course. This course teaches selling value over offers. Document Retention The document retention course which focused on properly securing documents has been completed. Excellence I consistently provide open and honest feedback about what is necessary for us to be successful....   [tags: work ethic, evaluation,] 734 words
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Gender Gap in the Work Force - Gender disparity impacts numerous aspects of everyday life. It influences our work or interactions with others and our home life. It impacts our work by the jobs and positions that certain genders obtain and their salaries. Likewise, it controls how we react to others based on expectations made for our gender. For instance, those who work in customer service tend to be female and are expected to be kind to put customers at ease. It impacts families through the division of work given to spouses based on their gender or perhaps their income....   [tags: gender gap, work force discrimination] 563 words
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Encyclopedia Entry : Work Ethic - Work ethic is a set of values or belief based on moral attitude that hard work is worthy of reward. It also refers to the workers moral benefit based on one’s earnest and its ability to improve his capacity. Although the value has been changed throughout the history, society still has its expectation on workers that they should have a good work ethic in order to be selected for better position where it requires more responsibility, recognition of his contribution with higher wages. Contrary, society does not trust the workers, who do not meet the expectation, for being neglect his duties and fail to make contribution to his society....   [tags: Moral Attitude, Values, Hard Work]
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My Interest in Social Work - Reflecting back on my childhood, I always had a vivid imagination. I would imagine being a doctor, lawyer, or even the first female president of the United States of America. But, I never considered a career in social work. Over the years I realized that I like helping people, but my thoughts of what I wanted to be were indifferent. In high school my counselor had me do a career survey to see what may have interest me. The most common choices were Nursing, Teaching, or becoming a Social Worker. So I went on the Internet and researched as much as I could on each career choice....   [tags: Social Work, career, social workers, ] 1263 words
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The Importance of Research in a Social Work Framework - ... The need to critically evaluate program outcomes as well as synthesise evidence in relation to theory application and practice to produce behavioural outcomes is inherently important in maintaining safe, and ethical practices (Shaw, Briar-Lawson, Orme & Ruckdeschel, 2010). D’cruz and Jones (2004), identified that research has the ability to assess the social needs, availability of resources and develop, implement and evaluate strategies to meet the needs within a community. Furthermore integrating the need of research is the idea tha social workers are governed by predetermined standards requiring their practices to be lead by efficiency quality and effectiveness....   [tags: social work and professional practice]
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Effects of Generational Gaps on Work Environments - This paper will be analyzing how is the generational gap affecting our work. When people think about the generational gap in the workplace three questions tend to come to mind: 1. Is there a difference between the qualities of work being done. 2. Is there a different sense of loyalty towards employers. 3. Is there a difference in motivation towards getting the work done. Along with the analysis of those questions, this paper will also discuss the negative and positive aspects of the three questions above....   [tags: Work Ethic, Generational Differences]
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Safety, Health, and Security in the Work Place - ... A discussion of who is affected by each of these concepts and the impact of failure to provide a healthy, safe and secure work environment. A complete secure healthy workplace is accomplished by operating managers and HR staff members working together. The primary safety, health, and security duties in a business typically fall on supervisors and managers who are affected by employee health, safety and security. Safety refers to methods and other problems taken to keep workers from being hurt or getting sick....   [tags: work, violence, well-being]
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Symptoms and Ways to Handle Stress at Work - The environment in the work place today is constantly changing: consequently, affecting not only the functions of the operations but its employees as well. The reasoning behind this is companies have to deal with social, economical, cultural, and environmental challenges more and more: consequently, has increased stress in the work place (Ciutiene, R., Savaneviciene, A., & Rutelione, A. (2013). In this research we will be taking a look at: stress at work and the cost; how to recognize if you are a victim of stress; and what you and your organization can do to aid in minimizing the impact of stress....   [tags: Work Place, Environment, Stress]
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Perspectives on the Study of Work-life Balance - OBJECTIVE OF RESEARCH: The purpose of research is to discover answer to question through the application of systematic process. The chief seek is to discover elsewhere the reality which is hidden & which has not discovered as yet. TYPES OF RESEARCH: The necessary type of research are as follow: • Descriptive Research Descriptive Research includes survey & fact finding enquiries of diverse type. The main rationale of descriptive explore is description of the condition of relationships, as it exist at current....   [tags: Work–life Balance Essays]
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Morality and Inegrity in Achieving Goals at Work - ... Soon the next opportunity came, in which my managers choose me over my seniors to work with the client’s development team in London and liaise directly with the client. I was still settling in the industry and understanding the different facets of this industry but I took the challenge. Soon the baton was passed to me for all the major responsibilities. It was the time to show my interpersonal skills and work with other teams, in both supervisory or development staff roles. It was a difficult project due to its design and team complexities but we managed to deliver it within time and cost....   [tags: motivate, client, work, achievements] 679 words
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Social Work Values, Principles and Ethics - Many Canadians remains largely divided in its views of the GLBT population. Some believes that the GLBT population should have equal opportunities as heterosexuals, and should have right to same-sex marriages, the right to adopt children, access to the same tax benefits and health care, while others believe otherwise. The GLBT refers collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and throughout this paper GLBT will be used. Gays and lesbian are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with people of the same sex, while bisexual are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with both male and female, and transgender are people who are bor...   [tags: Socia Work LGBT]
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Social Work Case Study- How I Applied Social Work Skills through Sessions with Mother and Son - Introduction Being aware of oneself as a social worker is imperative if one plans to be an effective and competent social worker. There will be many incidents and situations social workers may chance upon in their professional work, which may present some difficulty concerning the next step to take in working with a client. Being aware is the first step. Background Information The family subset that will be explored in this paper is a mother and a son dyad that I worked with in my internship last year....   [tags: social work]
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Flexible Work Schedules - ... It is a step backwards to go back to rock solid hours. As long as an employee is getting the job done, they should be treated like an adult.” Hernreich, (2008) Factors affecting flexible work schedule. There are the conspicuous benefits to flexible work arrangements, like having longer weekends or working from home. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll visually perceive that the benefits are illimitable. Working from home, for example, denotes less time spent commuting, which betokens less miles on your car, less cash spent on gas, less spent spent on daycare, less cash spent on lunch at the Subway across from your office, less time spent in gridlock, and so on....   [tags: work force, job opportunities, work patterns]
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Flexible Work Arrangement - Employees are increasingly interested in jobs with flexible work schedules. What factors are driving this interest. The impact from changes in economy, technology, social and lifestyle in today’s environments have boosted the awareness of flexible working arrangements in an organisation. Evidence from the previous study indicated that the competitive working environment and increasing workload had caused family and personal life being neglected (Mary & Chris, 1998). Smith (1993) pointed out that working women should have balance between tasks in the office and responsibility to the family especially on safety, health and children needs....   [tags: employees, work schedules, interest]
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Work Related Stress - Are you a teenager who can’t wait to work. When you get older you’re going to wish that you would have waited and would have just enjoyed your childhood until it was time to really get a job like everybody else. Most teenagers can’t wait to get a job. They can’t wait to get money and show how independent they are. What they didn't know was that having a job could lead to more than any amount of income. Jobs lead to stress and stress leads to abuse. One of the abuses that stress cause from jobs can lead to is alcohol abuse....   [tags: teenagers, PTSD, work]
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Social Work Pioneer: Daniel E. O’Keefe, Ph. D. - Daniel E. O’Keefe, Ph. D. (1914 - 1971) pioneered several areas of the social work profession, including within the United States military, National Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, O’Keefe earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Dayton, and from Catholic University of America, a master’s of science in social work. He worked both with the Catholic Guidance Clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio and then with the Loyola University School of Social Work....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Importance of Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision Making on Social Work - It is my belief that in order for someone in the social work profession to serve vulnerable populations it was intended to serve, it is imperative to use critical thinking and ethical decision making in tandem to achieve the optimal result. The balance is a delicate and often complex. It requires a close examination or critically thinking, of all the issues not just within yourself, but the community as a whole, the individuals within it, and the client population that the social work serves. The social work profession is built on the foundation that each individual has equal worth and individual rights to self determination....   [tags: Social Work] 1159 words
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Engagement: The First of Four Steps in the Problem Solving Model of Social Work - Engagement is considered one of the most important parts of working with a client. Coady and Lehmann (2008) consider engagement the first of four steps in the problem solving model of social work. Engagement can begin as early as the first over the phone contact or referral notification with the client. To become aware of the client’s background (ecology and life circumstances) is crucial part of this stage. It is also important for the social worker to become in tune with their own thoughts and beliefs when coming into contact with this client for the first time....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The New Structural Social Work As A Social Innovation - ... 2005). Life model, on the other hand, emphasizes on helping people cope with different categories of stress caused by (a) ‘life transactions, (b) environmental processes, and (c) maladaptive patterns of interpersonal relationships and communication’(Germain and Gitterman, 1980). Problem solving in social work, as identified by Compton and Galaway (1999), is a process encompasses with engagement, assessment, intervention or action, and evaluation. Referring to the strength perspective, Marie Weil (2005a) suggests nurturing of strengths and empowering of groups by establishing working relationships and partnerships between community practitioners and community members....   [tags: conventional social work, transformation] 1897 words
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The Problem About "Excessive Work" and Its Setting - In a period of rapid development of new technologies and fierce competition in almost all business, people give work and their career more and more time. Scientists have found that about 46 % of today's employees want to devote their lives to work and career achievements. One of the outcomes of such phenomenon is workaholism -- a form of behavior expressed in excessive work based on internal or external motivation. In today’s economy, most employees spend more than 50 hours at work and encourage this by establishing a direct relationship between the number of hours spent at work and the efficiency of their activities for the benefit of the company....   [tags: workaholism, workaholics, excessive work] 1065 words
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Hard Work conditions in Wales: A Source Analysis - In certain parts of Wales England times were hard for women, men and children. Age barely played any part in the labor coal mines, nor the fact that they are woman and children that were picked to work in the mines. The different cities in England some mines have different requirement of working for all sex and gender in the pits. In some coal mines for women, children, and men to work in the coal mine they were forced to have not one piece of clothing on while working. Woman had different jobs in the mines they were not allowed to seek out to retrieve the coals pits themselves; it was left up for the men to handle....   [tags: Wales, work conditions, ]
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The Impact of Rotating Shift Work on Police Officers - The impact of rotating shift work on police officers in terms of fatigue, increased stress, and other long term medical problems cannot be overstated. In 2011, an in-depth research project, “Sleep disorders, health, and safety in police officers” (JAMA, 2011), was conducted involving a group of North American police officers in regards to the sleep disorders and the health and safety of the officers participating. The study involved 4,957 officers that worked rotating shifts over a period of approximately two years....   [tags: sleep orders, shift work]
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Flexible Work Schedule - ... Apart from that, it is a trend which is growing as the representation of women, parents, cares, and older workers increase. According to Hernreich (2008), flexible work schedule has made our workforce more efficient and more focused while they are working. It is a step backwards to go back to rock solid hours. As long as an employee getting the job done, they should treated like an adult. According to Korn-Ferry Company (2003), 46% of the talents management professionals report that they employ flexible working practices to promote employee engagement....   [tags: factors, job opportunities, work force]
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Risks When Employees Work for a Virtual Company - Employee Risks The authors of our textbook inform us that the employers of virtual works are not the only ones assuming risks, as the virtual works themselves’ face a plethora of personal risks, even if they encrypt organizational information regularly. The reason that the previously mentioned is true is due to the fact that the employees private and personal data could be exposed during legal discovery requests. As such, the textbook asserts that for the aforementioned as well as additional reasons, organizational assets should be only used to perform company functions only, which needs to be stated explicitly in the security policies of the organization as to protect both the employee as...   [tags: Virtual Work, Security, Privacy]
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Work Experience Program and Choosen Career Field - Work experience & Educational Background Currently I am the sore owner of Edwards’ HRM Consultant Services, and has been owner operator since September 15, 2012. From 2001-2008, I worked for Dan & Stone Landscaping Services, where I did monthly billing, customers and employees scheduling. From 1977-1996, I was employed by General Motors Corporation in Pontiac, Michigan, where I worked as an assembly worker, but from time to time was asked to do clerical work, then quality control, and later became a United Way Representative for General Motors Corporation employees, both hourly and salary....   [tags: work, professional, studies] 1868 words
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Generation Differences: Millennials in the Work Field - The upcoming generation, millennials, are a new type of generation. They have proven to be the most educated generation, despite the hard times in the economy. Yet they still face criticism from their elders on their work ethic. Although they seem to all be lazy and not interested in working, not all millennials are like that. They just have different values in life, and balance work life with free time. Millennials have faced a lot of criticism on their work ethic, which has many questioning do millennials have a strong work ethic....   [tags: work ethics, lazy narcissistic, tech addicts]
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A Semester of Work - The fall of my nineteenth year promised to be a long one. For the first time in thirteen years I found myself out of school. I was employed at the same mind numbing job that I had held for the last three years. While most of my friends were back in school after their summer break, I was back at home after a year of living in a college dorm. The transition was not an easy one for me, and I looked upon my semester off with little optimism. The previous fall was one of much more hope and excitement....   [tags: What I Learned From Work] 3375 words
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Women in the Work Force during World War II - . Summary of Evidence Prior to the Second World War, most of the women who actually worked were from the lower working classes, since most middleclass women did not work outside of their home. These women were expected to take care of the household, look after their children and provide emotional support for their husbands whereas the women who were from a more poor background were cooks, laundresses and maids. (Rickiki) There were many opinions about women working during the time; some thought the jobs that working women had should have been given to the unemployed men, while others believed that women from the middle class or above should never lower themselves in order to work....   [tags: economic, benefits, work, women's role] 521 words
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Understanding the European Transition from School to Work - This essay analyses the article Changing Labour Markets and Early Career Outcomes: Labour Market Entry in Europe over the Past Decade written by Markus Gangl. In much of the Western Europe countries, youth unemployment rose in the 1980s and remained high in the 1990s. Many young workers waited long time before they found jobs and “remained living with their parents longer and longer” (Blancheflower, 2000: 4). The youth unemployment and market entrants transition problems from school to work have become phenomena....   [tags: Europe, Transitions, School to Work, career, ] 1345 words
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Essay on Figurative Language in A Work of Artifice - Figurative Language in A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy     "A clever trick, crafty device, or stratagem" is how Webster's Encyclopedia of Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language defines Artifice. Marge Piercy definitely used "crafty" techniques in writing "A Work of Artifice." In this poem, Piercy reflects on the growth of a bonsai tree, considering the molded existence of what it is to what it could have naturally been. With deeper analysis of this poem, the correlation between a bonsai tree and the shaped role of women within society becomes evident....   [tags: Work Artifice] 974 words
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The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries - Kathi Weeks talks about how critiques of work need to include “the whole work day” and not just waged work. This is related to the gendered nature of work. Summarize her argument. In her book “The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries” Kathi Weeks (2011) argues that today we work too hard and that work is quite important that is a requirement to survive. Work has become a privatized system and ultimately is a way of life (p.3). She also claims that the idea that a subject must work to become a worker it is more related to discipline than it is to economic....   [tags: the gendered nature of work]
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The Existence of Heterosexism Among Social Work Students and Its Prevalence - Research oriented scholars in the field of social work have been concerned with the inadequacies of the use of research with practitioners (Rubin & Parrish, 2007). Social workers have tended to rely on supervisors and authorities for guidance in their practice instead of utilizing research studies (Mullen & Bacon, 2004). In recent years, evidence based practiced has been the latest attempt to bridge the gap between practice and research in social work education (Rubin & Parrish, 2007). Students of social work education will need to be able to comprehend research articles, analyze their faults, and utilize them in practice....   [tags: Social Work, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Importance of Group Work in Education - The Importance of Group Work in Education When I was in high school, and one of my teachers would ask us to form groups in order to do something, I would usually roll my eyes. Ironically enough, some of the best work that I put forth and learned from was done in a group work setting. By working with my peers towards a common end, I got things done much quicker and thorough than I ever did on my own. I chose to research group work for this essay, because in my limited experience as a teacher, youth worker, and student, group work proves to be a most effective teaching method; when it is done successfully....   [tags: Group Work Education Essays]
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No Long Term: New Work and the Corrosion of Character by Richar Sennett - Richard Sennett, the author of “No Long Term: New Work and The Corrosion of Character”, writes that the “qualities of good work [in the new economy] are not the qualities of good character. Furthermore, he argued that our work affects our character and ultimately, our prospects for personal fulfillment. Satisfaction affects everything from a person’s happiness and family life which may contribute to motivation and play a major role in an individual’s performance and commitment to their work. Sennett’s first example of a person is Enrico....   [tags: our work and personal fulfillment] 678 words
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An Interpretation of What Work Is - An Interpretation of What Work Is Richard Hugo once wrote "Philip Levine knows a few things so well that he cannot forget them when he writes poetry." I believe that one of these things is the subject of work. Levine's theme of work comes from his past experiences of growing up and working during the time of World War II. Philip Levine grew up in Detroit, Michigan during this very difficult time for the United States. His thoughts were occupied with the war and the fear of being sent overseas; therefore his attention was not focused on such things as poetry....   [tags: What Work Is Essays] 1277 words
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