Strength perspective in rural social work : a practice model of capacity and assets building in rural China

H. Zhang, X. Yang, Hok Bun Ku

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本文以中国经济和社会发展为背景,从 我们在云南省一个名为绿寨的农村推动农村发展的实践中,试图超越宏观("基变社会工作")与微观("临床社会工作")社会工作的两极化论争,总结出一种优 势视角下的农村社会工作实践模式。此模式以能力建设和资产建立为核心,强调如何利用社会工作的介入手法和策略,发掘农村当地社区和民众所拥有的资产和能 力,从而使得当地社区和民众成为农村发展的真正主体。本文先介绍西方农村社会工作的发展状况,然后澄清农村社会工作的两种理论视角,最后将用我们在 2007年开始推动的城乡合作的公平贸易项目作为例子,阐述优势视角下的农村社会工作背后的理念、立场及行动的实际操作。 ||Based on seven years experience of practicing rural development in Luzhai village in Yunnan province of China, the authors try to generalize a strength perspective practice model of rural social work in the context of China’s economic and social development. This practice model goes beyond the debate between macro (radical) and micro (clinical) social work and emphasizes on developing the capacity of local people and exploring the assets of the community. In the paper, the authors first introduce the development of rural social work in western societies and then clarify two perspectives of rural social work. At the end of the paper, the authors demonstrate one of such experimentations of rural-urban alliance and fair trade in Yunnan province from 2007 to 2008. 
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)174-193, 246
Number of pages20
Journal社会学研究 (Sociological studies)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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