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Category: Reflections on Practice

School Social Work and Casework

Since the professionalization of school social work in the Progressive Era direct practice has been shaped by what was considered the ‘best’ or most legitimate forms of scientific evidence. In this article, I will examine how Progressive Era notions of science were rooted in the White supremacist eugenics movement. Additionally, I will explore how eugenics ideology impacted casework, the standard method of practice during the early 20th century.

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