Kvalificering, organisering og udvikling af socialt arbejde
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Bank, Mads1, Forfatter
Nissen, Morten2, Vejleder
1Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7001              
2Institut for Psykologi, Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7012              
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 Abstract: This thesis sets out to explore a fundamental question to the field of social work: How can we understand, develop and qualify social work in ways, which are consistent with our conception of social work as a particular kind of field. A main dilemma is that social work, in order to be relevant and adequate, has to be flexible and able to develop its practices in relation to particular groups and individuals in specific local context, but in some ways it has to transcend these local contexts, and restrict the flexibility to ensure the quality and consistency of its practices.
Our explorations of this dilemma draw on broadly interactionist views and traditions of etnnography and Scandinavian practice research, and start from a particular local standpoint in an institutional practice of social work, Therefore this research project is a joint-venture cooperation with U-Turn, a treatment facility for Copenhagen youngsters.
In order to be relevant, consistent and offer new insights, we develop at reflective research methodology which is flexible, emergent and meta-theoretically informed, consisting of dialog and dialectic developments between theory and practice. In these dialectical movements we produce prototypical descriptions and theoretical models of U-turn’s practice, which can be said to inform, develop, produce, and transcend U-turn’s particular practice.
The main focus is how the professionals in U-turn’s day group, and especially in the group talk, handle and transcend some of the issues they are confronted with in their daily practice.
These issues, related to the youngsters’ interaction with and participation in the institutional order, are conceptualized as: resistance against negative exposure and subjectification, ambivalence and fluctuating motivation, lack of experience with positive language and narratives about the self, and the negative effects of disciplinary institutional spaces in a Foucauldian sense.
We manufacture prototypical descriptions and theoretical models for how these issues are handled by the professionals by working user-oriented and with flexible standards, by positive production and subjectification, and by scaffolding the participation and development of the youngsters. In conclusion we sum up our analytical movements and propose more abstract, theoretical models that can create new understandings and developments of the particular group talk, U-turn’s daygroup, as well as social work in general.
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Alternativ titel: fleksible standarder i behandling af unge og rusmidler
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 Datoer: 2010-09
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 Publiceringsinfo: København : Københavns Universitet
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