Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice

Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice

by Mel Gray, Michael Yellow Bird
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754648389

ISBN-13: 9780754648383

Pub. Date: 09/28/2008

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This volume brings together prominent international scholars involved in both Western and Indigenous social work across the globe to discuss some of the most significant global trends and issues relating to Indigenous and cross-cultural work. The contributors identify ways in which Indigenization is shaping professional social work practice and education, and

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This volume brings together prominent international scholars involved in both Western and Indigenous social work across the globe to discuss some of the most significant global trends and issues relating to Indigenous and cross-cultural work. The contributors identify ways in which Indigenization is shaping professional social work practice and education, and examine how social work can better address diversity in international exchanges and cross-cultural issues within and between countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754648383
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Contemporary Social Work Studies
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 'Indigenization' as an outmoded concept

1 From 'indigenization' to cultural relevance Mel Gray Gray, Mel John Coates Coates, John 13

2 Promoting reciprocal international social work exchanges : professional imperialism revisited James Midgley Midgley, James 31

Pt. 2 Indigenous social work : a just cause

3 Towards an understanding of indigenous social work Mel Gray Gray, Mel Michael Yellow Bird Bird, Michael Yellow John Coates Coates, John 49

4 Indigenous people and the language of social work Michael Yellow Bird Bird, Michael Yellow Mel Gray Gray, Mel 59

5 Indigenous social work in the United States : reflections on Indian tacos, Trojan horses and canoes filled with indigenous revolutionaries Hilary N. Weaver Weaver, Hilary N. 71

6 Decolonizing social work in Australia : prospect or illusion Linda Briskman Briskman, Linda 83

Pt. 3 Towards culturally relevant social work practice

7 The development of culturally appropriate social work practice in Sarawak, Malaysia Ling How Kee Ling, How Kee 97

8 The past, the present and the future : the New Zealand indigenous experience of social work Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata Walsh-Tapiata, Wheturangi 107

9 Tongan social work practice Tracie Mafile'o Mafile'o, Tracie 117

10 Critical reflections on an aboriginal approach to helping Michael Anthony Hart Hart, Michael Anthony 129

11 Home-made social work : the two-way transfer of social work practice knowledge between India and the USA Jayashree Nimmagadda Nimmagadda, Jayashree Diane R. Martell Martell, Diane R. 141

12 Localizing social work with Bedouin-Arab communities in Israel : limitations and possibilities Alean Al-Krenawi Al-Krenawi, AleanJohn R. Graham Graham, John R. 153

Pt. 4 Culturally relevant social work education

13 Reconfiguring "Chineseness" in the international discourse on social work in China Rick Sin Sin, Rick 165

14 A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step : the development of culturally relevant social work education and fieldwork practice in China Angelina Yuen-Tsang Yuen-Tsang, Angelina Ben Ku Ku, Ben 177

15 Re-envisioning indigenization : when Benthuhuade and Bentude social work intersect in China Miu Chung Yan Miu, Chung Yan A. Ka Tat Tsang Tsang, A. Ka Tat 191

16 Developing culturally relevant social work education in Africa : the case of Botswana Kwaku Osei-Hwedie Osei-Hwedie, Kwaku Morena J. Rankopo Rankopo, Morena J. 203

17 Missing the 'flight from responsibility' : tales from a non-indigenous educator pursuing spaces for social work education relevant to indigenous Australians Susan Gair Gair, Susan 219

18 Picking up what was left by the trail : the emerging spirit of aboriginal education in Canada Gord Bruyere Bruyere, Gord 231

19 Indigenous social work education : a project for all of us? Erika Faith Faith, Erika 245

20 Hearing indigenous and local voices in mainstream social work Mel Gray Gray, Mel John Coates Coates, John Tiani Hetherington Hetherington, Tiani 257

21 Conclusion Mel Gray Gray, Mel John Coates Coates, John 271

Postscript Terms of endearment : a brief dictionary for decolonizing social work with indigenous peoples Michael Yellow Bird Bird, Michael Yellow 275

References 293

Index 329

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