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A strengths perspective on supervision of social workers : an alternative management paradigm within a social development context

dc.contributor.authorEngelbrecht, Lambert K.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-22T14:12:19Z
dc.date.available2014-04-22T14:12:19Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationEngelbrecht, L. K. 2010. A strengths perspective on supervision of social workers : an alternative management paradigm within a social development context. Social Work & Social Sciences Review, 14(1), 47-58, doi:10.1921/095352210X505490.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1746-6105 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0953-5225 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1921/095352210X505490
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/86779
dc.descriptionPlease cite as follows:en_ZA
dc.descriptionEngelbrecht, L. K. 2010. A strengths perspective on supervision of social workers : an alternative management paradigm within a social development context. Social Work & Social Sciences Review, 14(1), 47-58, doi:10.1921/095352210X505490.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://essential.metapress.com/content/1247852187426210/en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe growing discourse on neoliberal ideas and the resulting new public management measures have an immense impact on the management and leadership models employed at social welfare organisations all over the world; and call for a critical theory beyond a deficits approach as an interpretative framework. In response, this article propounds a strengths perspective on supervision of social workers, which is a key element in a social development approach to social practice, and which also finds common ground with supervision in other contexts. The South African welfare context is presented as a best practice vignette of a strengths perspective on supervision employed at a welfare organisation. It is concluded that a strengths perspective has transformational potential; and as a proactive response to neoliberal global and local market demands, compels managers to employ strengths-based interpretative frameworks for assessments and personal development plans of those they supervise in order to develop a facilitative alternative management paradigm.en_ZA
dc.format.extent12 p.
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherWhiting and Birchen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial work administration -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial workers -- Supervision of -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial service -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleA strengths perspective on supervision of social workers : an alternative management paradigm within a social development contexten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPost-printen_ZA
dc.rights.holderWhiting and Birchen_ZA


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