Upholding social justice: obligation or optional extra in social work? critical reflections on a classroom-based inquiry

Gair, Susan (2018) Upholding social justice: obligation or optional extra in social work? critical reflections on a classroom-based inquiry. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 27 (2). pp. 140-156.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: https://doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2017.14...
 
4


Abstract

Internationally, the pursuit of social justice is core to social work and social work education. In Australia, since British colonization Indigenous peoples have suffered significant human rights violations, oppression, and racial discrimination. Some key literature suggests that cultivating empathy can facilitate action to challenge human rights violations and reduce racism. Previous research with social work students at a regional Australian university had revealed least empathy for vignettes featuring cultural differences. A classroom-based inquiry in 2014 exploring barriers for students to take an activist stance for social justice extended that previous research. Here findings are further pondered in relation to advancing social work education for socially just practice.

Item ID: 51749
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1531-3212
Keywords: social justice, activism, neoliberalism, racism, social work education and practice
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 22:16
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
Downloads: Total: 4
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page