Discuss the impact and development of one ideological construct, how do these influence contemporary practice?
My area is social work
1.identify clearly the ideological construct that you are referring to. (Sexuality ).
2 . Describe the core elements of this construct.
3.what were the historical and social contexts that resulted in the development of your chosen construct.
4.Describe how this construct has or has not influenced contemporary social work practice.
Introduction & part 1
Define your terms: what does ideology mean? Choose a definition and reference it. Acknowledge there is more than one definition.
Decide which ideological construct you are going to discuss ( sexuality ). Explain what you are going to do.
Define the core elements of this construct; ( sexuality ). How do we see gender divisions, what attributes do we associate with each gender? What is the difference between sex and gender? What are the stereotypes?
What were the historical and social contexts that resulted in the development of your chosen construct. Choose a few points in history where major changes took place for your chosen construct ( Sexuality ). Identify why these happened? What political ideology was dominant at the time, why might this have had an effect? What campaigns, legislation,movement, cases or incidents have occurred that have led to your chosen construct being viewed the way it is today? What is happening at the moment that is important?
Describe how this construct has or has not influenced contemporary social work practice. When might individuals includedin this construct need social work support? How does the way we view these people effect the way we treat them? Why is it important that social workers understand these ideological constructs? How can it help them to be better workers? Are there specialis the teams to support individuals included in this construct? Why is this helpful? Why is not?
summarise what you have found
why is understanding ideological construction, social construction and / discourse important as a social worker on a broader scale?