Leadership and Change in Human Services
Selected Readings from Wolf Wolfensberger
Edited by David Race
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Leadership and Change in Human Services by David Race
Book DescriptionFor over forty years Wolf Wolfensberger has been a significant figure in the world of human services, especially in the field of learning disability. His work on normalization and citizen advocacy in the late 1960s and early 1970s has been acknowledged by supporters and critics alike to have been fundamental to developments in a number of countries, most notably his adopted country, and the USA, Canada, Australasia, and the UK. His further work in developing the theory of social role valorization, the successor to normalisation, and as a commentator on broader trends in society and their effects on vulnerable people and services for them has ensured his place as a major voice for values and the human worth of all people. Never afraid of controversy, his views have brought him into conflict with institutional vested interests and radical groups alike. In Leadership and Change in Human Services David Race introduces the reader to Wolfensberger's key ideas through a series of extracts, with commentary, from his published work. Throughout the edited selection, the emphasis is on placing Wolfensburger's work in contemporary context and examining its continuing relevance today. Including a comprehensive bibliography of Wolfensburger's written output, this text offers an invaluable source of reference to all those concerned with the recent history of the human services.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415305624
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Race
Intellectual Disability, Paperback (September 2007)
Based on the author's own experience from over thirty years in the field, this thought-provoking book offers a comparative study of services for people with intellectual disabilities in seven countries.
Leadership and Change in Human Services, Paperback (April 2003)
David Race introduces the reader to Wolfensberger's key ideas about devaluation, vulnerability, normalization, social role valorization and advocacy, which can then be explored through a series of extracts from his published work. Emphasis is on placing his work in contemporary context and examining its continuing relevance.
Learning Disability, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by David Race
The study of learning disability features rarely in university courses. To a large extent this reflects the low value attributed by our society and its human services to people with learning difficulties. This book, based on one of those rare courses, looks at the subject.
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