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Educating for Social Justice: Transformative Experiential Learning

Educating for Social Justice: Transformative Experiential Learning


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ISBN-13: 9780190616113
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Julie Birkenmaier, (PhD, University of Missouri-St. Louis; MSW, St. Louis University) is associate professor and director of Field Education at Saint Louis University School of Social Work. Her publication topics include social justice, field education, and financial credit and low-income families.

Ashley Cruce, (MA, University of Kentucky at Lexington; MSW, Washington University in St. Louis) is currently assistant director of Field Education at Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City. Previously, she served as director of the Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University for five years. Her teaching, scholarly interests, and publications have focused on social justice education, international social work, field education, community/university partnerships, and community development in the United States and East Africa.

R. Jan Wilson, (PhD, St. Louis University; MSW, Wayne State University) has worked as a professional social worker for over 25 years. She joined the School of Social Work faculty in 1996 as a member of an innovative field education team and a specialist in family practice and school social work. Her research interests include issues of educational equity and multicultural competence in higher education.

Jami Curley, (PhD, Washington University in St. Louis; MSW, Washington University in St. Louis), is assistant professor of social work at St. Louis University. She teaches in the areas of family and community practice. Curley's research interests include the social-economic development of low-income families using strength-based strategies.

Ellen Burkemper, (PhD, St. Louis University; MSW, Washington University in St. Louis), is associate professor of social work at St. Louis University, where she also serves as chairperson of the MSW Family Concentration Committee. She teaches in the areas of ethics and family practice.

John Stretch, (PhD, Tulane University; MSW Washington University in St. Louis; MBA, St. Louis University), is professor of social work at St. Louis University. He has been an advocate for the homeless for over 30 years and has served as a consultant for the National Coalition for the Homeless.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Teaching Social Justice as an Orienting Value in Social Work Education

Section 1. Social Justice and Social Work
1. Defining Social Justice in a Socially Unjust World , Michael Reisch
2. Theoretical Frameworks for Effective Social Justice Education, Rene Pogue
3. Spirituality and Social Justice: Theoretical Frameworks, Exemplars, and Pedagogical Implications, David R. Hodge
4. A Review of Social Justice Courses: Toward Transformative and Cooperative Learning, Philip Young P. Hong and David R. Hodge

Section 2. Classroom-Based Social Justice Education
5. Hopeful, Active Realism: A Pedagogy of Critical Social Policy, Stephen Pimpare
6. An Investigation of Transformative Education Theory as a Basis for Social Justice Education in a Research Methods Course, Julie Schroeder and Rene Pogue
7. Teaching About Social Justice Through a Multimedia Format, Michael Reisch
8. Utilizing Cemetery Work as a Mechanism for Teaching Social Justice and Engaging Students in Restorative Justice Efforts, Carla J. Sofka and Diana Strock-Lynskey
9. Using Transformative Learning to Enhance Social Justice Learning in Diversity Courses, Cecilia Thomas
10. Learning About Social Justice Through Dialogue: Democracy Lab, Dolly Ford and Linda Ferrise

Section 3. Social Justice Education Outside the Classroom
11. Reframing Field Education: Promoting Social Justice in Practicum, Julie Birkenmaier and Ashley Cruce
12. Family Network Partnership: A Model for Social Justice Education, Michael Forster and Tim Rehner
13. Cambiamos Juntos (Changing Together): Student Voices on Transformation Through a Social Work Semester in Mexico, Barbara A. Lehmann, Nancy A. Rodenborg, W. Randall Herman, & Sandra C. Robin
14. Transformation in Action: Service-learning to Promote Social Justice, Empowerment, and Advocacy, Carol A. Plummer, Priscilla Allen, and Catherine M. Lemieux
15. Organizing on Campus for Civil Liberties and Social Justice, Donna Hardina and Ruth Obel-Jorgensen

Section 4 Measurement of Transformative Education
16. Approaches to Measuring Transformative Education Experiences, R. Jan Wilson
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