Practicing Social Justice

  • Filename: practicing-social-justice.
  • ISBN: 9780789021069
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 249
  • Author: John J. Stretch
  • Publisher: Routledge

Fourteen articles describe social work practice as developed at Saint Louis University's Center for Social Justice. Programs designed to address questions of race and poverty, the economic well-being of children, homelessness, women ex-offenders, patients in psychiatric hospitals, and other issues.

Practicing Social Justice

  • Filename: practicing-social-justice.
  • ISBN: 9781135793647
  • Release Date: 2013-04-15
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: Ellen Burkemper
  • Publisher: Routledge

Fourteen articles describe social work practice as developed at Saint Louis University's Center for Social Justice. Programs designed to address questions of race and poverty, the economic well-being of children, homelessness, women ex-offenders, patients in psychiatric hospitals, and other issues.

Social Justice in Clinical Practice

  • Filename: social-justice-in-clinical-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781317800453
  • Release Date: 2014-03-14
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: Dawn Belkin Martinez
  • Publisher: Routledge

Social work theory and ethics places social justice at its core and recognises that many clients from oppressed and marginalized communities frequently suffer greater forms and degrees of physical and mental illness. However, social justice work has all too often been conceptualized as a macro intervention, separate and distinct from clinical practice. This practical text is designed to help social workers intervene around the impact of socio-political factors with their clients and integrate social justice into their clinical work. Based on past radical traditions, it introduces and applies a liberation health framework which merges clinical and macro work into a singular, unified way of working with individuals, families, and communities. Opening with a chapter on the theory and historical roots of liberation social work practice, each subsequent chapter goes on to look at a particular population group or individual case study, including: LGBT communities Mental health illness Violence Addiction Working with ethnic minorities Health Written by a team of experienced lecturers and practitioners, Social Justice in Clinical Practice provides a clear, focussed, practice-oriented model of clinical social work for both social work practitioners and students.

Practice What You Teach

  • Filename: practice-what-you-teach.
  • ISBN: 9781136308659
  • Release Date: 2012-05-16
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Bree Picower
  • Publisher: Routledge

Many teachers enter the profession with a desire to "make a difference." But given who most teachers are, where they come from, and what pressure they feel to comply with existing school policies, how can they take up this charge? Practice What You Teach follows three different groups of educators to explore the challenges of developing and supporting teachers’ sense of social justice and activism at various stages of their careers: White pre-service teachers typically enrolled in most teacher education programs, a group of new teachers attempting to integrate social justice into their teaching, and experienced educators who see their teaching and activism as inextricably linked. Teacher educator Bree Picower delves into each of these group’s triumphs and challenges, providing strategies and suggestions for all teachers along with her in-depth analysis. By understanding all these challenges, pre-service and in-service teachers, along with teacher educators, will be in a better position to develop the kind of political analysis that lays the foundation for teacher activism. This timely resource helps prepare and support all educators to stand up for equity and justice both inside and outside of the classroom and offers a more nuanced portrait of what the struggle to truly "make a difference" looks like.

Handbook of Social Justice in Education

  • Filename: handbook-of-social-justice-in-education.
  • ISBN: 9781135596149
  • Release Date: 2009-06-02
  • Number of pages: 792
  • Author: William Ayers
  • Publisher: Routledge

The Handbook of Social Justice in Education, a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the field, addresses, from multiple perspectives, education theory, research, and practice in historical and ideological context, with an emphasis on social movements for justice. Each of the nine sections explores a primary theme of social justice and education: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives International Perspectives on Social Justice in Education Race and Ethnicity, Language and Identity: Seeking Social Justice in Education Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice in Education Bodies, Disability and the Fight for Social Justice in Education Youth and Social Justice in Education Globalization: Local and World Issues in Education The Politics of Social Justice Meets Practice: Teacher Education and School Change Classrooms, Pedagogy, and Practicing Justice. Timely and essential, this is a must-have volume for researchers, professionals, and students across the fields of educational foundations, multicultural/diversity education, educational policy, and curriculum and instruction.

Direct Social Work Practice Theory and Skills

  • Filename: direct-social-work-practice-theory-and-skills.
  • ISBN: 9780495601678
  • Release Date: 2009-03-03
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Dean Hepworth
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

Packed with examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the field, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS, Eighth Edition prepares social work students for effective practice. Long acclaimed for its appropriate level of rigor, the book provides an excellent balance of theory and application. Authoritative, well organized, and soundly written, this thorough introduction to practice grounds students in theory while connecting them through vivid examples and vignettes to real-world applications with clients. Many case examples are drawn from social work practitioners as well as the authors’ own practice situations. The text’s integration of the major theories and key skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master has earned it a reputation as the classic source for preparing students for direct practice. The book is divided into four parts: Part One provides the foundational/values and knowledge base material; Part Two is devoted to the beginning phase of the helping process; Part Three addresses the middle phase (goal attainment strategies), discussing four intervention approaches; and Part Four clarifies the termination phase of direct practice. Completely up to date with the latest issues and developments, the Eighth Edition also includes an all-new student video demonstration DVD ensuring student learning experiences are as close to real life as possible. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing

  • Filename: philosophies-and-practices-of-emancipatory-nursing.
  • ISBN: 9781135085346
  • Release Date: 2014-07-17
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Paula N. Kagan
  • Publisher: Routledge

*** Awarded First Place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award in two categories - "History and Public Policy" and "Professional Issues" *** This anthology presents the philosophical and practice perspectives of nurse scholars whose works center on promoting nursing research, practice, and education within frameworks of social justice and critical theories. Social justice nursing is defined by the editors as nursing practice that is emancipatory and rests on the principle of praxis which is practice aimed at attaining social justice goals and outcomes that improve health experiences and conditions of individuals, their communities, and society. There is a lack in the nursing discipline of resources that contain praxis approaches and there is a need for new concepts, models, and theories that could encompass scholarship and practice aimed at purposive reformation of nursing, other health professions, and health care systems. Chapters bridge critical theoretical frameworks and nursing science in ways that are understandable and useful for practicing nurses and other health professionals in clinical settings, in academia, and in research. In this book, nurses’ ideas and knowledge development efforts are not limited to problems and solutions emerging from the dominant discourse or traditions. The authors offer innovative ways to work towards establishing alternative forms of knowledge, capable of capturing both the roots and complexity of contemporary problems as distributed across a diversity of people and communities. It fills a significant gap in the literature and makes an exceptional contribution as a collection of new writings from some of the foremost nursing scholars whose works are informed by critical frameworks.

Doing Anti Oppressive Practice

  • Filename: doing-anti-oppressive-practice.
  • ISBN: 1552664104
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 342
  • Author: Donna Baines
  • Publisher: Brunswick Books

"Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice introduces students to the emerging tradition, the historical and theoretical roots and the specific contexts of anti-oppressive social work practice. AOP understands the problems faced by clients as rooted in the socio-political structure of society rather than in the personal characteristics of the clients themselves, and argues that social change must be a key component of social work practice. Using practice vignettes, personal experience and case work examples to discuss a variety of issues, this updated edition adds a new chapter on the theoretical basis of AOP as well as several practice chapters dealing with issues of child protection, poverty and welfare rights, disability rights, working with unions and standardized assessment procedures."--Publisher's website.

Global Leadership for Social Justice

  • Filename: global-leadership-for-social-justice.
  • ISBN: 9781780522791
  • Release Date: 2012-06-28
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Christa Boske
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

Global Leadership For Social Justice: Taking It From The Field To Practice proposes perspectives for conceptualizing the preparation of leaders for social justice and equity-oriented work in schools. Although faculty in the field of education have prepared thousands of school leaders, and the research continues to expand, limited research exists regarding how to prepare leaders for social justice work in schools, especially considering international contexts. This book builds on extant empirical and theoretical work in the area of educational leadership, and deepens understanding of what leading for social justice and equity-oriented work looks like within diverse schools.

Social Justice Multicultural Counseling and Practice

  • Filename: social-justice-multicultural-counseling-and-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781412960564
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 469
  • Author: Heesoon Jun
  • Publisher: SAGE

This book takes a new approach to teaching students to think and learn about issues of race and diversity. It aims to break down the traditional categorizations of racial/ethnic groupings and focuses on teaching students to think and learn in a multidimensional manner, rather than in a linear fashion. The key to the book lies in its aim to teach students to practise culturally competent counselling by taking into consideration a client's multiple identities, such as a middle-aged, African American woman, who might be facing issues due to her racial grouping, her age and her gender. The book is filled with activities, excercises and examples that help students think about racism in a non-traditional manner, rather than the typical ways often taught, making it very timely and reflecting the transformation of thinking that is occuring in the field.

Social Work and Social Justice

  • Filename: social-work-and-social-justice.
  • ISBN: 9781442601079
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 282
  • Author: Colleen Lundy
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press

"Colleen Lundy has created a wonderful synthesis of social work practice in a social justice context." - Lawrence Shulman, University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Narratives of Social Justice Teaching

  • Filename: narratives-of-social-justice-teaching.
  • ISBN: 1433101270
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 151
  • Author: sj Miller
  • Publisher: Peter Lang

This book documents how preservice and inservice English teachers negotiate the transfer of the social justice pedagogies they learn in university methods classes to their own work as beginning full-time teachers. Based on a set of teacher narratives, this critical and evidence-based view of English teachers’ interpretations of, responses to, and embodiments of social justice explores the complex shifts and concessions that English teachers often make when transitioning between preservice and inservice spaces - shifts which cause teachers to embrace and negotiate a social justice agenda in their classrooms, or for some, to modify, or even abandon it altogether. This work also offers a fresh perspective on the specific, context-dependent pathways and mechanisms through which English teachers enter school culture and respond to their own racial, sexual, and financial positions in relation to the gendered, raced, and classed positions of their schools, students, and classrooms. The book will be useful to social justice researchers, English teacher educators, inservice and preservice teachers, policymakers, cross-disciplinary teacher education fields, and interdisciplinary audiences, particularly in the fields of anthropology, sociology of education, philosophy, and cultural studies.

Sociologists in Action

  • Filename: sociologists-in-action.
  • ISBN: 9781483321219
  • Release Date: 2013-03-14
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications

The only text to provide real-life examples of how practicing sociologists use sociology to work toward social change and social justice! Providing vivid examples of how sociologists are using sociological tools to make a positive impact on our society, this one-of-a-kind book helps students better understand how their study of sociology can be put to good use in today’s world. Each of the 14 chapters, closely aligned with key topics in sociology courses, is filled with stories from practicing sociologists that help students better understand how their sociology studies can be applied and provides answers to the question, “…but what can I do with a sociology degree?” Discussion questions and suggested additional readings and resources at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to delve further into the topics covered and carry out full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the “real world” work of public sociologists. Contributor to the SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award Find out more at

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