Putting ‘glamour’ back into practice thinking: Implications for social and community development work

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Abstract

There have been many calls for social work to renew its commitment to practice. This article argues for an old-fashioned, yet curiously postmodern social work practice, based on integrative thinking. Integrative thinking and inquiry are defined and grounded on the premises of reflexive thinking, practice wisdom and humanistic thinking. Characteristics of integrative thinking are discussed. Principles for its application to rural practice and community development work are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-302
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Social Work
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • community development philosophy
  • community inquiry
  • inquiry into practice
  • social work practice philosophy
  • social work research
  • social work ways of thinking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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