Using Inter-group contact theory in the classroom to socialise and educate social work students.
Weekes, A. (2022). Using Inter-group contact theory in the classroom to socialise and educate social work students. Joint Social Work Education Conference (JSWEC). Leeds 23 - 24 Jun 2022
Discrimination and marginalisation remain major issues in social work today and in the wider society. The attitudes of individuals have been completely permeated by segregation, ignorance and prejudice. Rodenborg and Boisen (2013), describe that aversive racism is still a pervasive element of personal and professional judgment but can be overcome by improving the teaching environment, which significantly improves the situation. Research shows that by improving the teaching environment, students deepen their self-awareness and develop ‘other' knowledge. Outside the classroom, those in majority groups benefit by learning about the groups they do not belong to (Jackman and Crane, 1986; Tropp and Pettigrew, 2005; Dixon et al., 2005; Brown et al., 2019).
|Keywords||Intergroup Contact Theory, Discrimination, Marginalisation, Anti-discriminatory Anti-Oppressive Practice|
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|23 Jun 2022|
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|Accepted||23 Jun 2022|
|Deposited||24 Aug 2022|
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