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Christine Morley - Author

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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Pedagogies for Social Work

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Pedagogies for Social Work

Author: Christine Morley Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2020

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Pedagogies for Social Work traverses new territory by providing a cutting-edge overview of the work of classic and contemporary theorists, in a way that expands their application and utility in social work education and practice; thus, providing a bridge between critical theory, philosophy, and social work. Each chapter showcases the work of a specific critical educational, philosophical and/or social theorist including: Henry Giroux, Michel Foucault, Cornelius Castoriadis, Herbert Marcuse, Paulo Freire, bell hooks, Joan Tronto, Iris Marion Young, Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci and many others to elucidate the ways in which their key pedagogic concepts can be applied to specific aspects of social work education and practice. The text exhibits a range of research-based approaches to educating social work practitioners as agents of social change. It provides a robust and much needed, alternative paradigm to the technique-driven 'conservative revolution' currently being fostered by neoliberalism in both social work education and practice. The volume will be instructive for social work educators who aim to teach for social change, by assisting students to develop counter-hegemonic practices of resistance and agency, and reflecting on the pedagogic role of social work practice more widely. The volume holds relevance for both postgraduate and undergraduate/qualifying social work and human services courses around the world.

Practising Critical Reflection to Develop Emancipatory Change Challenging the Legal Response to Sexual Assault

Practising Critical Reflection to Develop Emancipatory Change Challenging the Legal Response to Sexual Assault

Author: Christine Morley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2016

Overwhelmingly, critical practitioners working across a range of human service fields, who are committed to emancipatory and progressive social change ideals, report feeling powerless, alienated from the means of change, and hopeless about their capacities to make a difference in the lives of the individuals, groups or communities with whom they work because of restrictive contexts that ultimately determine the nature and parameters of their work. This ground-breaking book addresses this dilemma by demonstrating how critical reflection as an educational tool enables practitioners to envision possibilities for change. The legal system, particularly in its response to sexual assault provides a perfect example of this type of context and this volume explores the work of sexual assault practitioners that are engaged in supporting victims/survivors of sexual assault through the legal process. By reshaping ideas that have previously been considered as predominantly theoretical and abstract, Morley's work provides an innovative framework that enables social work and human services practitioners to find hope, agency and practical strategies to work towards change, despite operating in contexts that appear immutably oppressive.

Practising Critical Reflection to Develop Emancipatory Change Challenging the Legal Response to Sexual Assault

Practising Critical Reflection to Develop Emancipatory Change Challenging the Legal Response to Sexual Assault

Author: Christine Morley Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2014

Overwhelmingly, critical practitioners working across a range of human service fields, who are committed to emancipatory and progressive social change ideals, report feeling powerless, alienated from the means of change, and hopeless about their capacities to make a difference in the lives of the individuals, groups or communities with whom they work because of restrictive contexts that ultimately determine the nature and parameters of their work. This ground-breaking book addresses this dilemma by demonstrating how critical reflection as an educational tool enables practitioners to envision possibilities for change. The legal system, particularly in its response to sexual assault provides a perfect example of this type of context and this volume explores the work of sexual assault practitioners that are engaged in supporting victims/survivors of sexual assault through the legal process. By reshaping ideas that have previously been considered as predominantly theoretical and abstract, Morley's work provides an innovative framework that enables social work and human services practitioners to find hope, agency and practical strategies to work towards change, despite operating in contexts that appear immutably oppressive.

Mon Lapin (Mon Animal Prefere/Me and My Pet)

Mon Lapin (Mon Animal Prefere/Me and My Pet)

Author: Christine Morley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2002

-- Which is the best pet to adopt? When are children ready for the responsibility of a pet? What type of care do pets need? The answers are here!-- Ideal first guide for young pet owners.-- Real photographs, humorous illustrations and clear directions.-- Glossary of useful words.