Blaž Mesec

Editorial note - Pg. 5


Srečo Dragoš

Social Work in Relationship to Ideology - Pg. 7

The contradiction between professionaly proclaimed goals and actual power-relationships in society demands of social workers to be partial (engaged) and objective (professional) at the same time. This is the only way for them not to become an instrument of adaptation and be effective nevertheless. The prerequisite for the stance is autonomy of social work, which in turn depends on autonomy of social policy and autonomy of voluntary work. In a society with socialist ideology the obstacle for the first one is the theory of social automatism, the obstacle for the second one is fear of self-organization of citizens outside the directed forms of social and political assotiations. Socialization of social work presupposes the individuation of individuals and their linking-up with others as the precondition for the development of everybody. It is in this context only that there is possible to overcome the contradiction between profession and ideology.

Ciril Klajnšček

Crisis and Rationality of Team-work - Pg. 25

On the basis of distinction between work in production and work in services the paper discusses the rationality of team-work in a society where a mciss unmaturity is the consequence of the institutionalized self-goveniement; unmaturity as an absence of courage for independent use of one's own mind and as a silent resistence to the established order; where the theology of work is the governing ideology and where the work in social services is being submitted to the criteria of technical rationality. The team-work should procede in accordance with a common concept of work, with common rules of the game and with an accepted leader, which should care for the respecting of the rules. The basic component of the rational behavior is a responsible, consciously led and systematicaly organized thinking/discourse.

Marija Ovsenik

The Problem of Personnel Planing and Education in New Light as a Problem of Cultural-Value Education - Pg. 35

On the basis of the critic of cartesian paradigm, especially of the cause-consequence relationship, the analysis deals with the concept of personnel planing. The paradigmatic change from the machine model toward the organismic model brings with itself a move in education of personnel from the principle of disciplinary fragmentation and egotistic orientation toward the holistic principle and orientation in human, social and natural environment. This move stresses the importance of cultural-value education. The education should enable people for the perception of social problems and contribute to the humanistic values. Through it the social-humanitarian activity should be broadened in principle so as to include every human, worker and employee.

Blaž Mesec, Nino Rode

Informedness of Full-time Students of Social Work and Students of Specialization Courses about AIDS - Pg. 42

How well are full-time students of social work and students of specialisation courses informed about aids? A survey among the students of Ljubljana school of social work (n1 = 131 = 80% of the population of 1st and 2nd year students; n2 = 34 specializants; 85% resp. 88% women) shows that they are relatively well informed. Average of correct responses on a test of knowledge with unknown metrical characteristcs is 43.6 items of 64 possible. Almost the whole distribution is on the upper half of the continuum. They are best informed about the ways of contagion, then about the behavior of the virus, initial symptoms and epidemiology respectively. There are no significant differences among the full-time students and specializants. The analysis of variance shows almost no significant relationship between knowledge about aids and sociodemographical variables (sex, father's education, residency; slight relationship with religion).


Andreja Kavar Vidmar

A Study Visit of Students and Teachers of Ljubljana School of Social Work to the Department of Social Work of Dortmund Fachhochschule - Pg. 70

Blaž Mesec

The New Council of Social Work Accepted the Program of the Review - Pg. 71

Marija Zdešar

How Well are Social Workers-specializants Informed about Epilepsy - Pg. 72


Andreja Kavar Vidmar

The First Slovene Textbook of Social Work (Vida Miloševič, Socialno delo. Samozaložba, Ljubljana 1989) - Pg. 80

Andreja Kavar Vidmar

A Textbook of Social Law (Vera Jelčič, Socijalno pravo u SFRJ, Knjiga prva: Socijalno osiguranje, Informator, Zagreb 1988) - Pg. 81

Milko Poštrak

Polemics? Excellent! (Jože Ramovš, Socialni delavec in alkoholizem: metodologija za delo strokovnih in vodstvenih služb v delovni organizaciji. Knjižnica Sindikati 94, Delavska enotnost, Ljubljana 1988) - Pg. 83


Blaž Mesec

U. Balk: Burnout of Personnel in the Homes for the Aged - Pg. 87


Signal Information About Foreign Periodics - Pg. 90