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Nivel principiante

Aprox. 8 horas para completar

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Qué aprenderás

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    Describe the development of the welfare state across developed nations distinguishing choices made in education, health or pensions

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    Evaluate the structures of the US welfare state to explain US choices in education, health or pensions of those seeking aid.

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    Differentiate the public and private welfare state to interpret structures of education, health or pensions to those seeking services

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    Honors: Summarize and critique readings to professionally interpret them. Identify a topic to a professional memo.

Habilidades que obtendrás

- Distinguish the values inherent in each social policy initiative- Critique components of a social policy based on their effectiveness at meeting the goals stated in the initiative- Develop social welfare policy analysis and reform proposals- Differentiate alternative approaches to social policy problems- Formulate practice strategies to overcome the historic biases in social welfare programs

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Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.

Nivel principiante

Aprox. 8 horas para completar

Sugerido: Four weeks, 4 hours per week -- HONORS Course Four weeks, 8 hours per week ...

Inglés (English)

Subtítulos: Inglés (English)

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Semana
1
4 horas para completar

Social Policy and the Welfare State

In this module, you will develop an understanding of the domains, values, and expenditures of the U.S. welfare state. ...
9 videos (Total 51 minutos), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Sequence video: Why Social Policy - alumni3m
Domains5m
Values5m
Expenditures6m
Welfare State6m
Module 1 Wrap Up40s
The Honors assignments9m
Policy Project: Introduction9m
1 lectura
Reading 1: The Welfare State10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz: Module 1 Overview15m
Semana
2
3 horas para completar

Social Policy Structure

In this module, you will explore the domains of the US welfare state and differentiate the floor, platform and safety net components...
9 videos (Total 41 minutos), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Education4m
Healthcare7m
Social Insurance6m
Public Aid3m
Social Services5m
Safety Nets and Floors by Professor Garfinkel2m
Housing4m
Module 2 Wrap Up2m
1 lectura
Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz: Module 2 Overview15m
Semana
3
3 horas para completar

Comparing U.S. Social Policy with Europe: Investment & Effects

This module will compare US and comparable western nations in a country's approach to education, health care and income stability. The module will address the relative place of the US in the structure of it welfare state....
7 videos (Total 44 minutos), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Education8m
Early Childhood by Professor Waldfogel6m
Healthcare9m
Income6m
Leader? Or Laggard? by Professor Garfinkel5m
Module 3 Wrap Up1m
2 lecturas
Dr. Heidi Allen's TEDMED talk on "the cost of being uninsured in America"10m
Welfare State Myths and Measurement10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz: Module 3 Overview15m
Semana
4
6 horas para completar

Does the Welfare State Enrich Us of Impoverish Us?

In this module, we will explain the size, structure and outcomes of US social policy when compared with comparable developed nations and to differentiate the conservative approaches to social welfare...
12 videos (Total 69 minutos), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
12 videos
Size of the Welfare State5m
The Structure of the Welfare State9m
Floors and Platforms3m
Outcomes7m
Fragile Families by Professor Garfinkel6m
Wealth & the Welfare State by Professor Garfinkel6m
Economic Conservatives5m
Social Conservatives4m
Module 4 Wrap Up1m
Summary & Critique Description5m
Summary and Critique: How to Evaluate8m
1 lectura
Understand the Hidden $1.1 Trillion Welfare System and How to Reform it20m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz: Module 4 Overview15m

Instructor

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John Robertson

Policy Lecturer
School of Social Work, Columbia University in New York City

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Acerca del programa especializado Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners

In the U.S., social policy accounts for two-thirds of government spending. Knowing how policies are constructed, what values underlie them, and how they succeed or fail makes everyone more effective at work or in their civic role. This specialization includes an HONORS track in which learners will complete a professional social policy analysis. Teachers, health care workers, police, and social workers interact with policy daily, but all of us should care about the impact and effectiveness of these programs. Health and mental health programs, education, housing and income supports, pensions, criminal justice services, veterans’ programs, child protective services, and immigration services create a support system all Americans will draw upon. They also reveal Americans' ethics and values, indicating how we regard and care for our most vulnerable. This specialization will explore the size, structure, and outcomes of U.S. social policy by -comparing it with the approaches of other developed nations. -examining the history of our efforts and probing population effects that shape policy. -looking deeply into support for families in general, poor families, people with disabilities, and the elderly. -mapping out existing policies for housing, education, healthcare, immigration and child welfare. -addressing issues of power, oppression, and white supremacy. By the end of the course the learner will be at home working in, utilizing, and voting in the U.S. welfare system....
Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners

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