Week 2: The Story of Social Work
WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT 2 MSW
Week 2: The Story of Social Work
Social work has a rich history. The commitment by many to equality and social change significantly influenced the development of the social work profession. These individuals devoted their lives to social change, equality, and social justice, incorporating their accompanying values into the profession. To understand the purpose and mission of the social work profession, look to the stories of the individuals who influenced its development.
The story of social work could have neither developed nor received representation in the literature without an ongoing commitment by practitioners, researchers, and leaders in the field.
This week, you demonstrate your commitment to both adopting the conventions of APA Style and completing the requirements of the Walden Master’s in Social Work program. You also investigate the life of an important figure in social work history.
- Assess choice of social work as a career
- Identify personal and professional values
- Apply strategies to avoid plagiarism
- Analyze historic figure in social work
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Assignment 2: Social Work and Social Change
Social Work and Social Change
For this Assignment, select one individual from the following list of important historical figures in social work.
Ida M. Cannon
Janie Porter Barrett
Ellen Gates Starr
Josephine Shaw Lowell
George Edmund Haynes
Lugenia Burns Hope
Birdye Henrietta Haynes
By day 7
Submit a 2-page document in which you highlight the important contributions of the individual you selected. Your document should
- Outline the individual’s path to working in the social work field.
- Describe the most important contribution(s) of the individual to the field.
- Explain how the study of this individual would inform your practice as a social worker.
- Adhere to APA conventions.
Responsiveness to Directions Points Range: 40.5 (27%) – 45 (30%) Paper fully addresses all instruction prompts. Points Range: 36 (24%) – 40.45 (26.97%) Paper addresses most of the instruction prompts; however, one or more prompts may have been insufficiently addressed. Points Range: 31.5 (21%) – 35.95 (23.97%) Paper addresses some of the instructions prompts, but may have missed several prompts or did not sufficiently address the majority of prompts. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 31.45 (20.97%) Paper does not address the majority of instruction prompts and/or insufficiently addresses all instruction prompts. Content Points Range: 54 (36%) – 60 (40%) Paper demonstrates an excellent understanding of all of the concepts and key points presented in the text(s) and Learning Resources. Paper provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other sources, and discerning ideas. Paper demonstrates exemplary critical thought. Points Range: 48 (32%) – 53.94 (35.96%) Paper demonstrates a good understanding of most of the concepts and key points presented in the text(s) and Learning Resources. Paper includes moderate detail, evidence from the readings, and discerning ideas. Paper demonstrates good critical thought. Points Range: 42 (28%) – 47.94 (31.96%) Paper demonstrates a fair understanding of the concepts and key points as presented in the text(s) and Learning Resources. Paper may be lacking in detail and specificity and/or may not include sufficient pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings. Paper demonstrates some critical thought. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 41.94 (27.96%) Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the concepts and key points of the text(s) and Learning Resources. Paper is missing detail and specificity and/or does not include any pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings. Paper demonstrates poor critical thought. Writing Points Range: 40.5 (27%) – 45 (30%) Paper is well organized, uses scholarly tone, follows APA style, uses original writing and proper paraphrasing, contains very few or no writing and/or spelling errors, and is fully consistent with graduate level writing style. Paper contains multiple, appropriate and exemplary sources expected/required for the assignment. Points Range: 36 (24%) – 40.45 (26.97%) Paper is mostly consistent with graduate level writing style. Paper may have some small or infrequent organization, scholarly tone, or APA style issues, and/or may contain a few writing and spelling errors, and/or somewhat less than the expected number of or type of sources. Points Range: 31.5 (21%) – 35.95 (23.97%) Paper is somewhat below graduate level writing style, with multiple smaller or a few major problems. Paper may be lacking in organization, scholarly tone, APA style, and/or contain many writing and/or spelling errors, or shows moderate reliance on quoting vs. original writing and paraphrasing. Paper may contain inferior resources (number or quality). Points Range: 0 (0%) – 31.45 (20.97%) Paper is well below graduate level writing style expectations for organization, scholarly tone, APA style, and writing, or relies excessively on quoting. Paper may contain few or no quality resources.