What ideological shifts in the last 30 or so years have resulted in criticism of the welfare state model?


Assessment Item 1 (at least 6 academic references are required � see the Reading List)
Carson and Kerr (2014: 61) argue that �[t]he successor to the welfare state that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s can be portrayed as the competition state.��In the context of Australia, what is meant by the term �welfare state�? Discuss the economic
principles underpinning the model and provide at least 2 examples of key welfare state policies.

What ideological shifts in the last 30 or so years have resulted in criticism of the welfare state
model?
� What has been the impact of these changes on the delivery of services in the human services
sector? Does this provide a challenge for social workers? Explain why.

Assessment 1 (30%, 1500 word, submitted via turnitin).

Read the assignment question in the Learning Guide and shape your assignment according to the marking criteria below

Questions 70%

 

Understanding of  welfare state and policy examplesF

Incorrect or incomplete  explanation of the welfare state

P

Basic explanation of the dimensions of the welfare state

C

Clear explanation and expansion of the dimensions of  the welfare state

D

Clear explanation, expansion and analysis of the dimensions of the welfare state

HD

Exceptional level of explanation, expansion and critical analysis of the dimensions of the welfare state

Description of ideological shifts that have resulted in criticism of the Australian welfare state modelIncorrect or incomplete  explanation of  ideological shiftsBasic explanation of ideological shiftsClear explanation and expansion of ideological shiftsClear explanation, expansion and analysis of ideological shiftsExceptional level of explanation, expansion and critical analysis of ideological shifts
Understanding the impact and challenges  on service delivery in the human services sectorIncorrect or incomplete explanation of the impact and challenges  on service delivery in the human services sectorBasic explanation of the impact and challenges  on service delivery in the human services sectorClear explanation of the impact and challenges on service delivery in the human services sectorExpanded identification of the impact and challenges on service delivery in the human services sectorExceptional level of understanding the the impact and challenges on service delivery in the human services sector
Format 30%     
Written expression (Readability including English expression, succinctness of expression, grammar  and spelling)Unacceptable level of written expression including frequent spelling and grammatical errors  Meaning is unclearAdequate written expression   Perhaps some problems with English, including grammar and spelling but intended meaning is reasonably clearGood expression – mainly correct grammar and spelling and reasonably concise

 

 

 

Very good expression – few problems but perhaps places where expression could have been clearer

 

Outstanding written expression – clear & concise and accurate grammar & spelling

 

 

 

Referencing (in-text and reference list, includes handling of secondary citations and quotes)Unsatisfactory standard of referencing including quotes without citation, missing poor or inadequate referencingSatisfactory referencing  Some problems  Maybe too many quotes or difficulty with secondary citations

 

 

Good referencing  Perhaps some errors in secondary citations or some other aspect of in-text referencingHigh standard of referencing, but a couple of errors

 

 

 

 

 

Faultless or near-faultless in-text referencing and reference list

 

 

 

 

Structure- including logical flow and use of essay format to address the questionDisorganised or incoherent structureAdequate structure of ideas   Perhaps limited or minimal use of headings but reasonable attempt to organise material systematicallyGood structure but room for improvement in systematic organisation of ideas to cover the topicVery good organisation of material   Perhaps some room for improvement in linking ideasOutstanding organisation including clear logical flow. ‘Polished’

 

 


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