The Definition Of A Social Problem
Book: Social Policy and Social Programs
Read Chapter 1, “Analyzing the Social Problem Background of Social Policies and Programs,” pages 7–26.
Multimedia: Bloom’s Taxonomy
Choose a social problem affecting an oppressed population you are interested in learning about. Research the history of how that issue became a social problem and report your findings. Use this unit’s readings to ensure your understanding of defining a social problem. For this discussion, answer the following questions:
- What factors led to the definition of this social problem?
- Who were the key players?
Respond to at least one other learner, comparing the findings of your research to those of your colleague’s. How was the trajectory to becoming a social problem similar or different for each issue?