5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Badly written, badly structured,
This review is from: Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care, Second Edition: Knowledge and Theory (Paperback)
This book suffers from very poor editting. Information is repeated or contradicted with no sense of an over-arching intelligence pulling chapters together. Some essays require attentive proof-reading to remove glaring typographical errors and redundant, convoluted writing. Despite a defence of evidence-based practice in the final chapter many sections of the book sketch idealised versions of how social work should be that appear to be based only on the prejudices of the individual authors and many sections - such as those on assessment - propose a particular model without properly or honestly examining alternatives.
Because it contains such a diversity of views this book may well be useful to social work students for quotations to use in essays, but taken as a whole it is a frustrating and confused piece of work that insults its readers with its clumsy, incoherent realisation.