POLI08005 2016 Social Policy and Social Justice

General Details

Full Title
Social Policy and Social Justice
Transcript Title
Social Justice
Code
POLI08005
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
POLI - Policy Studies
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Mary Clarke
Programme Membership
SG_WSOCI_H08 201600 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care Practice SG_HEARL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HSOCI_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care Practice SG_HEARL_H08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HSOCI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences in Social Care Practice
Description
The aim of this module is to consider social and economic justice in Ireland. The impact of economic cycles, globalization, managerialism, regulation and governance will be explored. The policy challenges of homelessness, accommodation standards in refugee care, standards and supervision in lifespan alternative care, childcare, employment, health, and social protection will be examined with a view to realizing sustainability, equality, justice, and fairness. This will enable the student to be knowledgeable in the management of services, in social policy formulation, in political participation and as advocates for social justice

This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below:

Domain 5: Professional Knowledge and Skills

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Map Irish prosperity and austerity economic cycles in the 21st century

2.

Critique social care and childhood policy development in the same era as learning outcome 1 (Domain 5.14)

3.

Trace the influence of social, political and economic ideology on social service provision

4.

Critique Irish social policy from a social justice perspective (Domain 5.2)

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture and seminar format.

Module Assessment Strategies

Individual assignment with opportunities for in-depth analysis of each learning outcome using problem-based learning.

This modules assessment allows for assessment of CORU Standards of Proficiency as follows:

Individual assignment: Domain (5.2, 5.14)

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assignment above

Indicative Syllabus

Irish prosperity and austerity economic cycles in the 21st century and parallel social care and childhood policy development in this era

Social, political and economic ideology and social justice

Employment, taxation and social protection

Intergenerational justice, family, community and the environment

Public sector reform and managerialism

Regulation, standards and governance in public and social policy

Homelessness, accommodation standards in refugee care, standards and supervision in lifespan alternative care, childcare, employment, health and social protection

Health Information and Quality Authority and quality, safety and accountability in residential

care for children, older people and people with disabilities

Debt and the aftermath

Voluntary, statutory and private service provision

Professional development, redistribution of power and social transformation

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Individual assignment Continuous Assessment Individual Project 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Seminar 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Care Alliance Ireland. (2010) Family Caring in Ireland, Dublin: Stationary Office.

Castles, S. & Miller, M. J. (4ed), (2009) The age of migration international population movements in the modern world, Palgrave macmillan.

Considine, M. & Dukelow, F. (2012) Irish Social Policy - A critical introduction. Gill and Macmillan.

Craig, D. and Porter, D., (2006). Development beyond neoliberalism? Governance, poverty reduction and political economy. London: Routledge.

Kirby, P. & Murphy, M. (2011) Towards a second republic: Irish politics after the celtic tiger. London Pluto Press.

Harrison, G. & Melville, R. (2010) Rethinking social work in a global world, Palgrave.

Holland, S. (2010) 'Looked After Children and the Ethic of Care', British Journal of Social Work. 40(1), pp.1664‑1680.

Health Information and Quality Authority National Standards.

Jordan, B. & Drakeford, M (2012) Social work and social policy under austerity. Reshaping social work series. Series editors Adams, R, Dominelli, L. & Payne, M. Palgrave Macmillan.

Murphy, M. P. (2014) Forty years of EU influencing social policy in Ireland ‑ a glass half full?

Politics Power and Society. Working Paper Series. NUI Maynooth Network in Politics, Power and Society

Quin, S. Kennedy, P. Matthews, A. Kiely, G. (2005) ;Contemporary Irish Social Policy . UCD Press.

Rush, M & Keenan, M. (May 2013) Social work and welfare: anti‑oppressive social work dilemmas in the 21st century welfare regimes . WP 32. UCD.

URL Resources

Website updated as appropriate