Social work and welfare education without discrimination : are we there yet?

Hosken, Norah 2010, Social work and welfare education without discrimination : are we there yet?, Practice reflexions, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 3-16.

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Title Social work and welfare education without discrimination : are we there yet?
Author(s) Hosken, NorahORCID iD for Hosken, Norah
Journal name Practice reflexions
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 3
End page 16
Total pages 14
Publisher Australian Institute of Welfare and Community Workers
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1834-3635
Keyword(s) Human rights
Southern Sudanese Australian students
Mutual respect inquiry approach
Critical social work
Summary The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has identified education as one of five crucial issues relating to the settlement of African Australians into the Australian community from a human rights perspective (AHRC 2009:5). In this paper I advocate that social work and welfare work in Australia are placed in important and multi dimensioned positions in relation to our complicities, responsibilities and potentialities with this educational human rights issue. As a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) welfare and University social work educator, I offer an outline of the ‘mutual respect inquiry approach’ that developed between myself and Southern Sudanese Australian students as a basis for discussion, reflection and change. I seek to stimulate thinking and action, particularly among those welfare work and social work educators, practitioners and students who identify as critical and anti-oppressive, to consider how these approaches can be realised and reshaped in practice to enhance not only Southern Sudanese Australians' right to education that is 'without discrimination', but indeed all students in our diversity.
Language eng
Field of Research 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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