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SWGS 6627 Leadership and Macro Practice I (Prof. Poindexter): Begin Here

"This two-semester course prepares social work practitioners to operate from the framework of human rights, social and economic justice, and empowerment." - Prof. Poindexter; Nick Alongi, Editor.

Prof. Poindexter: SWGS 6627 Leadership and Macro Practice I and SWGS 6628 Leadership and Macro Practice II


This library research guide was created for you, the students in SWGS 6627 Leadership and Macro Practice I, Fall Term 2015.

Required texts: - On Reserve (in-library use only) at the Fordham Westchester Library Reserve Desk

  • Hardcastle, D., Wenocur, S. & Powers, P. (2011). Community Practice: Theories and Skills for Social Workers, 3rd. ed. New York: Oxford University Press. Call number:  HV40.H289 2011.


  • Lewis, J., Packard, T., & Lewis, M. (2012). Management of Human Service Programs. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole. Call number: HV41.L49 2012.


  • Kettner, P., Moroney, R., & Martin, L. (2013). Designing and Managing Programs: A Effectiveness-Based Approach. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Call number: HV95.K48 2013.


Students may do the following with Reserve materials:

  • Read the book(s) in the library
  • Photocopy selected pages of the book ($.10/pg.)
  • Scan sections of the book at no charge by using a personal flash drive


Other readings are on the ARES page. Learn how to use Electronic Reserves (ARES).

Supplemental materials are on Blackboard.

What is macro practice in social work?

Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems such as communities, organizations, and policy arenas.

The leadership component provides students with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in a variety of social work settings.

Source: Fordham's MSW Degree: Leadership and Macro Practice Concentration Site


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