Preparing Future Social Workers for Advocacy

Лехолетова, Марина Миколаївна and Лях, Тетяна Леонідівна (2020) Preparing Future Social Workers for Advocacy Педагогічні науки: теорія, історія, інноваційні технології., 2 (96). pp. 135-144. ISSN 2312-5993

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Experts of the social sector often consider advocacy (representation of interests) as a part of individual social work, which is mainly used to solve certain legal issues. Therefore, the article aims to examine the essence of representation of interests (advocacy), the role of advocacy in duties of social workers and the experience of preparing future social workers for advocacy at the Institute of Human Sciences of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University. This paper describes the program of preparation of future social workers for advocacy. It dwells on the content, goals, and objectives of the course "Technology of Social Advocacy". The purpose of teaching the course "Technology of Social Advocacy" is to promote the development of professional competence of future social workers, provide theoretical knowledge of social advocacy technologies, as well as develop practical skills in organizing social advocacy campaigns. The key topics of the program include advocacy of a social worker; methods of social advocacy; organization of an advocacy campaign; and social advocacy as a tool for protecting the rights and liberties of citizens. The paper covers examples of practical works and self-study tasks suggested for broadening students' knowledge of the theoretical material. It is indicated, that as a result of completing the course, future social workers will develop the following key competencies: to select and apply various methods of social advocacy, to develop programs of advocacy campaigns; to apply knowledge in practical situations and make informed decisions; to initiate social changes aimed at improving social welfare. Further research into determining the level of formation of knowledge and skills of advocacy by future social workers upon completion of the course "Technologies of Social Advocacy" would be of interest.

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Additional Information: Лехолетова М., Лях Т. Підготовка майбутніх соціальних працівників до адвокаційної діяльності. Педагогічні науки: теорія, історія, інноваційні технології : наук. журнал / голов. ред. А. А. Сбруєва. Суми : Вид-во СумДПУ імені А. С. Макаренка, 2020. № 2 (96). С. 135–144. DOI 10.24139/2312-5993/2020.02/135-144
Uncontrolled Keywords: social worker; social work; advocacy; social service of representation of interests; social advocacy technologies.
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут людини > Кафедра соціальної педагогіки і соціальної роботи
Depositing User: Марина Миколаївна Лехолетова (Шеремета)
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2020 10:24
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 10:24

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