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

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Mel Gray, John Coates, Michael Yellow Bird
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Social Science - 339 pages
This volume brings together prominent international scholars involved in both western and indigenous social work to discuss some of the most significant global trends and issues relating to indigenous and cross-cultural social work.
 

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Contents

lNDlGENIZATlONAS AN OUTMODED CONCEPT
13
A JUST CAUSE
47
Indigenous People and the Language of Social Work
59
Prospect or Illusion
83
TOWARDS CULTURALLY RELEVANT
95
Tongan Social Work Practice
117
Critical Reflections on an Aboriginal Approach to Helping
129
The Twoway Transfer of Social
141
When Bentuhuade
191
Developing Culturally Relevant Social Work
203
Tales from
219
The Emerging
231
A Project for All of
245
Conclusion
271
References
293
Index
329

Localizing Social Work with BedouinArab Communities
153
CULTURALLY RELEVANT SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION
163

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Mel Gray is Professor of Social Work, Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing (RISIW), The University of Newcastle. John Coates is Professor of Social Work at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Michael Yellow Bird is Professor of Social Work at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California and is the Founder and previous Director of the Center for Indigenous Peoples' Critical and Intuitive Thinking at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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