Ritical reflection on Structural/Anti-Oppressive Practice
Critical Reflection on Structural/Anti-Oppressive Practice
Readings: Carniol, Ben. (2010). Case critical: Social services and social
justice in Canada. (6th edition) Toronto, ON: Between the Lines.
Due: October 2, 2012
Length: 5 typed pages, double spaced, 1 inch margins, using
Times new roman, font 12
Ben Carniol challenges social workers with radical ideas about structural and anti-oppressive practice. The focus of this assignment is to reflect on anti-oppressive practice, concepts and skills. How is Carniolas anti-oppressive approach different from the conventional ecological and systems perspectives? How can social work skills be applied from an anti-oppressive approach? Use the following outline in your reflection:
a? Introduce topic. Outline plan for paper.
Introduction: one to two paragraphs
Anti-oppressive Concepts (10 marks)(Reference Carniol)
a? Summarize Carniolas anti-oppressive concepts and identify how this model guides
social work practice.
a? How is Carniolas anti-oppressive approach different from the conventional ecological and
a? Describe a social work case example to illustrate the application of skills using an anti-oppressive perspective. Case example: include one of your own personal/ work experience
Case analysis of ant-oppressive social work skills (10 marks)(Reference Carniol)
a? Explain how anti-oppressive practice impacts the role of social workers in seeking
social justice and challenging inequalities. Comment on the skills that lead to client
empowerment. How can workers share power with clients?
a? Critique the benefits and challenges of using anti-oppressive skills.
a? Summarize your ideas and make recommendations to deal with the challenges of anti-oppressive practice.
Writing (5 marks)
a? Introduction & conclusion clear.
a? Use APA format for references. Write in essay style with proper sentences, grammar and paragraphs. Do not use point form. Write acronyms out in full. Be sure paper has a title page with your name, instructoras name, course name and date. Include a reference page.