Responding to the ecological crisis: transformative pathways for social work education

Jones, Peter (2010) Responding to the ecological crisis: transformative pathways for social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 46 (1). pp. 67-84.

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Abstract

The nature and extent of the current ecological crisis raises the question: Does social work have a contribution to make in addressing the social and environmental changes required if we are to move toward a sustainable future? Given the links between the traditional concerns of social work and the emerging concerns of environmental and ecological justice, there is a strong argument to be made for expanding the ecological orientation of social work to include the nonhuman world. Transformative learning theory provides a model for how such a shift might be facilitated within social work education, emphasizing a focus on reflection, dialogue, and action.

Item ID: 9423
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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Reproduced with permission from the Council on Social Work Education.

ISSN: 1043-7797
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 04:57
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 100%
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