SWK 105 Final Paper – Literature Based

For your final paper, you have two options: a research paper based on literature and archival resources or a paper based on interviews and analysis. The paper must be 7-10 pages excluding the bibliography and abstract/cover page. The paper is worth 35% of the grade and the presentation is worth 5%. Due Date: December 15, 2020

This assignment should include:
a review of literature. (The analysis should integrate three disability theories and concepts discussed in the syllabus.)
6-8 citations
7-10 double-spaced pages long (excluding bibliography and cover page)

You may use the following types of sources as your citations:
Journal articles
Policy reports
Media reports

Assignment Outline
The paper should include the following sections:
Introduction
Overview of the issue
Background
Scale and scope of the problem
Historical context
Demographics
Magnitude of the issue
Barriers and challenges
Stigma and attitudinal barriers
Accessibility barriers
Resource scarcity
Current approaches and responses to the problem:
Responses by disability community, family members, and organizations working on disability issues
Government responses (policies and programs)
Nature of response (medical model, social model, bio-psycho-social model)
Recommendations for:
disability community, family members, allies
policy makers
social workers and those people implementing programs

Rubric
Following assignment outline, creativity and original thinking: 25

Critical thinking and application of disability concepts and theories 25

Systematic review of literature and well-developed argument based on multiple sources of knowledge (academic articles, news media, policy reports and research including those developed by disability advocacy groups): 25

Clear organization, language, grammar, sentence structure and overall writing skills: 15

Following APA, MLA, or any other formatting standard, both in-text and bibliography

Powerpoint presentation of 5 to 7 minutes with research topic and key findings, 7-10 slides: 5 points (Presentation can follow paper heading sections above. Please upload presentations on Blackboard under Assignmeniquts in the Presentation section.)

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