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Spring 1973


The purpose of this course was to look at actual social work practice, using some of the critical perspectives that have emerged in the women's liberation movement. Professional schools that are training practitioners obviously must take a hard look at what they are actually teaching people to do. Social work's emphasis on clinical education gave us an unusual opportunity to examine our own practice. It seemed particularly important to look at the possible sexist assumptions in social work, because the profession deals with concerns that are especially relevant to women, i.e., marriage, families, medical care, abortion and family planning, child guidance, individual identity crises, etc.



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