Trivia Tuesday: In 1930, Columbia University Press Became the First University Press to Publish Books in the Field of Social Work

In 1930, Columbia University Press became and, for many decades remained, the only university press to publish in the field of social work. The Social Work Interview, now in its 5th edition, edited by Alfred and Goldie Kadushin, has been the textbook of choice for social workers and other human services professionals. Its coverage includes extensive literature reviews and up-to-date studies on the importance of the interviewer’s awareness of gender, race, and social class differences. Alfred Kadushin began his career as a caseworker in New York City. He would eventually go on to become the Julia C. Lathrop Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His daughter, Goldie, co-authored this edition. She has also served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin. 

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