Social Work theory, Practice and Community Development Oct-Nov 2012 Past Paper

Social Work theory, Practice and Community Development Past Examination Question Paper – Oct/Nov 2012

This Past Paper examination was examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and it applies to the following courses:

  • Diploma in Social Work and Community Development – Module I

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DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL WORK AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MODULE 1 (KNEC)
SOCIAL WORK THEORY, PRACTICE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
(OCT/NOV 2012)

SECTION A: SOCIAL WORK THEORY

1. a) The function of social work and the role played by the social worker in our society has been influenced by major social changes that have occurred over the past two decades. Discuss five of these social changes in contemporary society. (10 marks)
b) Indentify five difficulties of leadership and management issues associated with joint working when social workers are operating in teams with other professionals (10 marks)

2. a) List ten fields of professional social work practice directly related to academic levels (10 marks)
b) The code of ethics is relevant to all social workers and social work students, regardless of their professional function, the settings in which they works, or the populations they serve. Explain six purposes of the code of ethics (10 marks)

3. a) i. Explain social learning theory (2 marks)
ii. Evaluate the cognitive factors in social learning theory (10 marks)
b) List and explain four types of groups in social work (8 marks)

4. a) Explain five basic elements of effective group work (10 marks)
b) Discuss five areas that humanistic existential theory can be used in social work (10 marks)

SECTION B: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

5. a) Describe five main approaches in community work in the early 1980s (10 marks)
b) Highlight five assumptions underlying community development (10 marks)

6. a) State ten factors considered in community programme entry when initiating a new project
(10 marks)
b) Explain five functions of the District Development Community (DDC) in planning and implementing development services (10 marks)

7. a) Highlight five problems that change agents experience is community services (10 marks)
b) Evaluate in steps the factors which influence social action model (10 marks)

8. a) i. Explain the term community organization (2 marks)
ii. Highlight the “lif-cycle” of four periods of community organization (8 marks)
b) Discuss five problems encountered in community development in Kenya (10 marks)

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