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An introduction to the provision of welfare in New Zealand, providing students with the opportunity to examine socio-cultural, economic and political factors that have influenced current welfare policies, practice and services. The course addresses basic organising concepts of welfare, using historical and contemporary case studies. Students will be introduced to tools and frameworks that will enable them to develop research skills and critical thinking. Using current case studies of service delivery presented by guest practitioners, contemporary research practices, social worlds/issues and welfare services/responses are analysed.
Describe key themes and concepts in welfare provision Explain the political, economic, and socio-cultural influences on the development of welfare services in Aotearoa New Zealand from a policy and a service organisation perspective Develop familiarity with the tools required to analyse welfare services and programmes critically. Understand and situate social policy issues with the global context. Assess the impact of policy on key human service practice issues.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
There is no textbook for this course. Readings relevant to the course will be placed on AKO|LEARN.
Domestic fee $799.00
International fee $3,600.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences