The organization of the social policy practice curriculum in schools of social work is a relatively new field that calls for innovation, risk taking, and experimentation as opposed to conventional wisdom. Also, manpower needs are diverse. Social policy practice is conceptualized at the macro- and microlevels. A distinction between the two is attempted here in order to sort out functional tasks, ... [Show full abstract] skills, and the consequent knowledge base. Using these as a framework, various roles of social policy practitioners are clarified and suggestions regarding organizing social policy practice content in both the class and the field are made.