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Maynard Cressman - Cedar Crest College. Allentown, PA, US

Maynard Cressman Maynard Cressman

Chair of Social Sciences & Associate Professor and Director of Social Work Program | Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA, UNITED STATES

Chair of Social Sciences & Associate Professor and Director of Social Work Program at Cedar Crest College

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Biography

Professor Maynard's specializations and interests include social policy, meditation, personal development
and self-promotion.

His areas of teaching and subject taught are communtiy organizing, peace studies, environmental Issues, The Sixties, and metaphysics.

Industry Expertise (5)

Social Services Education/Learning Health and Wellness Research Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (4)

Community Outreach Social Work Ethics Peace and Justice Studies Social and Behavioural Sciences

Education (2)

Washington University: M.S.W, Social Work 1977

Muhlenberg College: B.A., Social Work

Affiliations (1)

  • Council of Social Work Education

Media Appearances (1)

Social Work Newsletter

Cedar Crest College  print

2009-04-01

Announcing Professor Cressman being chosen to speak for the 2008 commencement.

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Courses (4)

SWK 325 Social Work Research Methods and Design - 4 credits

Provides practitioners with the understanding of a scientific, analytical approach to knowledge building. Examines the concepts of theory development, conceptualization and hypothesis formulation across social work practice. The content includes research design, sampling, instrumentation, methods of data collection and analysis as well as descriptive inferential statistics and critical analysis of empirical research. The student will develop an original research project to be carried out in Social Work 326.
Prerequisites: Social Work 201, 202, Mathematics 102 and Sociology 324.

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SWK/SOC 202 The Social Welfare Institution - 3 credits

The social welfare organization as the institutional response to the social problems resulting from changes in society and culture; historical development; philosophical, humanitarian and religious foundations; trends in social welfare, including concern for poverty and the poor; the delivery of social welfare services and their extension to areas of need other than economic.

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SWK 300 Community Organizing - 3 credits

Includes strategies for organization and development of local communities to meet human needs and to enhance the social environment. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the community organizer in working with established community structures, identifying and encouraging leadership, and facilitating planned community change.

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SWK 339 Field Education in Social Work I (Capstone Experience) - 9 credits

A required field education experience applying theoretical knowledge gained in previous courses. Student chooses placement in a cooperating community service agency under professional supervision. Equal attention is given to cognitive and attitudinal aspects of learning to deal with people who have a range of backgrounds and problems. To be taken concurrently with Social Work 345. Four-hundred and fifty hours in the field required with one-hour weekly seminar on campus. No credit will be given for previous field education or job experience. Taken in the fall and spring semesters of the student’s senior year.
Prerequisites: Social Work 201, 202, 303, 327 and 329.

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