Oral History Interview: Alfred Kadushin (211)
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Core subjects in discipline
Background of School of Social Work
1982 Interview: Background of School of Social Work; Core subjects in discipline; Helen Clark; Arthur Miles's directorship; Problems of men in social work; School's lack of convenient building and adequate classroom space; Relations with Poverty Institute; School's lack of collegiality; Its growth; Changes in requirements; Changes in relations with agencies in field; Effect of federal support; Accreditation issue. 2009 Interview: Professor Alfred Kadushin was born on September 19, 1916. He joined the faculty of the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1950 and retired in 1986. Professor Kadushin is the author of six important books which address some of the most central concerns of the social work profession. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including being named a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers, in honor of his major and long-term contributions to the field. His many achievements and contributions to social work continue to the present day. He is currently working with his daughter, Goldie Kadushin, Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, on the 5th Edition of his book The Social Work Interview, a classic textbook used in schools of social work throughout the world since it was first published in 1972. This oral history was taped in three sessions during October and November 2009. The interviewer, Mel Morgenbesser, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Social Work, a friend of Professor Kadushin, was his former student and colleague.