Are you a practitioner, supervisor, practice educator, mentor or university tutor supporting students who are struggling on, or failing, their practice placement? Here is the practical guidance you need.
Jo Finch draws on both her own experience training Practice Educators, and international multi-disciplinary research and literature. Chapters examine the signs and symptoms of a struggling student, emotional impact and emotional processes of decision making, and strategies for working effectively with students and academic institutions. Reflective exercises enable you to bring these methods to your own practice.
The ideas here will further knowledge and engender confidence for any teachers, assessors and supervisors on courses with a practice learning component.
The ongoing social crises and moral conflicts evident in global social policy debates are addressed in this timely volume.
Leading interdisciplinary scholars focus on the ‘social’ of social policy, which is increasingly conceived in a globalised form, as new international agreements and global goals engender social struggles. They tackle pressing ‘social questions’, many of which have been exacerbated by COVID-19, including growing inequality, changing world population, ageing societies, migration and intersectional disadvantage.
This ground-breaking volume critically engages with contested conceptions of the social which are increasingly deployed by international institutions and policy makers. Focusing on social sustainability, social cohesion, social justice, social wellbeing and social progress this text is even more crucial as policy makers look to accelerate socially sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.
Struggles for environmental justice involve communities mobilising against powerful forces which advocate ‘development’, driven increasingly by neoliberal imperatives. In doing so, communities face questions about their alliances with other groups, working with outsiders and issues of class, race, ethnicity, gender, worker/community and settler/indigenous relationships.
Written by a wide range of international scholars and activists, contributors explore these dynamics and the opportunities for agency and solidarity. They critique the practice of community development professionals, academics, trade union organisers, social movements and activists and inform those engaged in the pursuit of justice as community, development and environment interact.
189 TWELVE Grassroots struggles to protect occupational and environmental health Kathy Jenkins and Sara Marsden Introduction In this chapter we explore the interface between the community and the workplace in relation to environmental justice and, especially, in the forms of struggles for occupational and environmental health. We look at the connections, overlaps and parallels, both theoretical and practical, between workplace and worker organising, and community organising and development. The chapter is based on three main sources of information. First
migration and migrant subjectivity. Second, I unpack the prime minister’s call to confiscate down jackets, watches and mobile phones, and the following proposal to enhance police power. I then examine how racialised youth (including refugees and migrants) have sought to counteract the idea of ‘ indvandrerdrenge ’ as a security ‘threat’ to the Danish public. I conclude this chapter by discussing what the analytic of dispossession offers research on the racialisation of youth and struggles for spatial justice. Politics of dispossession Critical scholars, including
usual issues of struggles over sex work/prostitution, dividing the activists firmly into two different camps. These divisions within feminism and the difficulty of getting past them were also often discussed in the interviews. For example, Sofia, a queerfeminist in her early thirties, reflected on the issue as follows: “In our compact sphere [of activists] … there appear completely different views on feminism. And they are in no way … these disagreements are impenetrable. I mean, the discussion is very hard, and it is really challenging to communicate [between the
29 THREE Struggling against the odds Hanne, Mark, and Søren “Lone mothers ... we are just regarded as one great grey mass in the social system – they do not know anything about my special situation and all the problems that have hit me and my children – and they do not care at all.” Thirty-five-year-old Hanne works full time as a low-wage worker in the cafeteria of a large hospital. The low wages she earns barely make ends meet for herself and her two sons, Mark (13 years) and Søren (5 years). Hanne has worked since she left school after completing the eighth
Spanning the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, this comparative study brings maternal workers’ politicized voices to the centre of contemporary debates on childcare, work and gender.
The book illustrates how maternal workers continue to organize against low pay, exploitative working conditions and state retrenchment and provides a unique theorization of feminist divisions and solidarities.
Bringing together social reproduction with maternal studies, this is a resonating call to build a cross-sectoral, intersectional movement around childcare. Maud Perrier shows why social reproduction needs to be at the centre of a critical theory of work, care and mothering for post-pandemic times.
be adopted at the level of local struggles. We look at the actions undertaken by local actors and the ‘interpretative frames’ they used to provide a narrative about their conditions and possible solutions (Benford and Snow, 2000 ). We also look at the alliances they established, which acquire a specific meaning in relation to the political, cultural and socioeconomic context of the country in which they take place. We begin by elaborating on the way in which the international campaign for C189 can be seen as an example of a global agenda, combining perspectives