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Author : Michael Hart,Raven Sinclair,Gord Bruyere
Publisher : Brunswick Books
Release : 2009
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1552663175
File Size : 39,8 Mb
Total Download : 192


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Community Practice and Social Development in Social Work

Author : Sarah Todd,Julie L. Drolet
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2020-07-14
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9811369682
File Size : 10,9 Mb
Total Download : 544


Book Summary: This book brings together leaders in the field of community practice and social development in social work. The chapters discuss the implications of social development in social work practice, policy, and service structures.

Social Development

Author : James Midgley
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2013-11-13
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781446293287
File Size : 12,8 Mb
Total Download : 480


Book Summary: Walking through social development’s key theoretical principles and practice strategies, this book shows how it promotes peoples’ wellbeing not only in the Global South, where it first emerged, but in the Western countries as well. It covers: Definitions and an historical evolution of social development Key theoretical debates around social well-being, human rights and social justice Social development practice such as human capital interventions, community development and cooperatives, asset building, employment creation policies and programmes, microenterprises and social planning among others Future challenges; global poverty, international aid and trade, and global inequality, conflict and injustice. Complete with international examples drawn from around the world, Social Development: Theory and Practice demonstrates how social development theory translates into practical application. This book is essential reading for students in development studies, social policy, public administration and social work, and for policymakers and development practitioners everywhere. James Midgley is the Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services at the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley.

Native Minds Rising

Author : Gregory Cajete
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
Category : Culturally relevant pedagogy
ISBN : 1926476328
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Total Download : 541


Book Summary: "The principles of empowerment through a new expression of Indigenous education are facilitated by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people recognizing the hidden oppression and uneven levels of power and privilege which are the legacy of colonialism. The stories of the oppressive history of America must be heard. The historic and contemporary forms of trauma, grief and loss of Indigenous people must be acknowledged. There must be recognition that the effects of marginalization and racism are ongoing. To address these effects, a contemporary Indigenous education theory must validate the inherent strength of Indian people in their resiliency and instinct for survival. It must allow for trust in Indigenous Peoples ability to develop a new expression of education over time. There must be a deep and long-term commitment to create and enact a transformative vision of the role a contemporary expression of Indigenous education can play. Such a vision must be built upon mutual respect and shared power for all participants. In many ways, this movement toward defining a new vision for Indigenous education has already begun. What is most important in these beginning stages is listening to the voices of Indian people, validating their positions and understanding their need for empowerment as they strive to create a new and transformative vision for Indigenous education in the 21st century. Native Minds Rising presents the research and stories of a new group of Indigenous scholars and practitioners who are researching or participating in the development of Indigenous-based research while working in Indigenous communities."--

Di-bayn-di-zi-win (To Own Ourselves)

Author : Jerry Fontaine,Don McCaskill
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2022-02-22
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781459749016
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Total Download : 655


Book Summary: A collaboration exploring the importance of the Ojibway-Anishinabe worldview, use of ceremony, and language in living a good life, attaining true reconciliation, and resisting the notions of indigenization and colonialization inherent in Western institutions. Indigenization within the academy and the idea of truth and reconciliation within Canada have been seen as the remedy to correct the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadian society. While honourable, these actions are difficult to achieve given the Western nature of institutions in Canada and the collective memory of its citizens, and the burden of proof has always been the responsibility of Anishinabeg. Authors Makwa Ogimaa (Jerry Fontaine) and Ka-pi-ta-aht (Don McCaskill) tell their di-bah-ji-mo-wi-nan (Stories of personal experience) to provide insight into the cultural, political, social, and academic events of the past fifty years of Ojibway-Anishinabe resistance in Canada. They suggest that Ojibway-Anishinabe i-zhi-chi-gay-win zhigo kayn-dah-so-win (Ways of doing and knowing) can provide an alternative way of living and thriving in the world. This distinctive worldview — as well as Ojibway-Anishinabe values, language, and ceremonial practices — can provide an alternative to Western political and academic institutions and peel away the layers of colonialism, violence, and injustice, speaking truth and leading to true reconciliation.

Indian Education in Canada, Volume 1

Author : Jean Barman,Yvonne Hbert,Don McCaskill
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2011-11-01
Category : Education
ISBN : 9780774844857
File Size : 35,8 Mb
Total Download : 940


Book Summary: The two volumes comprising Indian Education in Canada present the first full-length discussion of this important subject since the adoption in 1972 of a new federal policy moving toward Indian control of Indian education. Volume 1 analyzes the education of Indian children by whites since the arrival of the first Europeans in Canada. Volume 2 is concerned with the wide-ranging changes that have taken place since 1972.

Potlatch as Pedagogy

Author : Sara Davidson,Robert Davidson
Publisher : Portage & Main Press
Release : 2018-10-19
Category : Education
ISBN : 9781553797746
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Total Download : 343


Book Summary: In 1884, the Canadian government enacted a ban on the potlatch, the foundational ceremony of the Haida people. The tradition, which determined social structure, transmitted cultural knowledge, and redistributed wealth, was seen as a cultural impediment to the government’s aim of assimilation. The tradition did not die, however; the knowledge of the ceremony was kept alive by the Elders through other events until the ban was lifted. In 1969, a potlatch was held. The occasion: the raising of a totem pole carved by Robert Davidson, the first the community had seen in close to 80 years. From then on, the community publicly reclaimed, from the Elders who remained to share it, the knowledge that has almost been lost. Sara Florence Davidson, Robert’s daughter, would become an educator. Over the course of her own education, she came to see how the traditions of the Haida practiced by her father—holistic, built on relationships, practical, and continuous—could be integrated into contemporary educational practices. From this realization came the roots for this book.

The Equity Myth

Author : Frances Henry,Enakshi Dua,Carl E. James,Audrey Kobayashi,Peter Li,Howard Ramos,Malinda S. Smith
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2017-06-09
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780774834919
File Size : 21,9 Mb
Total Download : 936


Book Summary: The university is often regarded as a bastion of liberal democracy where equity and diversity are vigorously promoted. In reality, the university still excludes many people and is a site of racialization that is subtle, complex, and sophisticated. This book, the first comprehensive, data-based study of racialized and Indigenous faculty members’ experiences in Canadian universities, challenges the myth of equity in higher education. Drawing on a rich body of survey data, interviews, and analysis of universities’ stated policies, leading scholars scrutinize what universities have done and question the effectiveness of their employment equity programs. They also make important recommendations as to how universities can address racialization and fulfill the promise of equity in the academy.