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Knowledge and reasoning in social work: educating for humane judgement.

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Knowledge and reasoning in social work: educating for humane judgement. / Taylor, C. P.; White, S.

In: British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 36, No. 6, 09.2006, p. 937-954.

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Taylor, C. P. ; White, S. / Knowledge and reasoning in social work: educating for humane judgement. In: British Journal of Social Work. 2006 ; Vol. 36, No. 6. pp. 937-954.

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