The author suggests that by doing this, a greater understanding is achieved in knowing the outcome of intervention by community work and social work with the community.
Wayne, Gregory Colomb and Joseph Williams suggest that the introduction should highlight the problem and the solutions proposed by the author. Rebecca Filliponi has done that by introducing the community work and social work having several similarities and differences as a problem, and using two research tools, four case studies, and interviews to find solutions. Rebecca is to be commended for using her sense of judgment by preserving the confidentiality of the persons in the interview by giving them false names, Julie and John to ensure they provide accurate information without the fear of exposing themselves (Booth, Gregory & Joseph, 1995)
On the issue of integration of social work and community development in practice, the author has identified issues that hinder the effective occurrence of being supported by organizations, workers and professional bodies. Rebecca makes us understand these four issues by tackling them one after the other. These issues discussed by the author include the difference in values and approaches, community development workers and social workers do not understand the role of each other’s profession, a difference in importance placed on professional qualifications and the two professions do not want to be associated with each other (Filliponi, n. d).
On the first issue, the author highlights differences between community development and social workers where community development workers working at micro and macro level within a community while social workers ignore working at the macro level. Moreover, we also see that social workers are more interested in professionalism in assisting clients while community development workers do not but rather share