Tensions and Contradictions in Australian Social Policy Reform: Compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Australian Journal of Social Issues

ABSTRACT This paper explores contemporary contradictions and tensions in Australian social policy principles and governmental practices that are being used to drive behavioural change, such a compulsory income management. By means of compulsory income management the Australian Government determines how certain categories of income support recipients can spend their payments through the practice of quarantining a proportion of that payment. In … [Read More] Tensions and Contradictions in Australian Social Policy Reform: Compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Australian Journal of Social Issues

Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016 – Australian Human Rights Commission

This is the seventh and final report during the term of previous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mr Mick Gooda. Mr Gooda was appointed Royal Commissioner to the Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Northern Territory in August this year. During his term as Aboriginal and … [Read More] Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016 – Australian Human Rights Commission

Educational Re-engagement as Social Inclusion: The role of flexible learning options in alternative provision in Australia – Forum

Article by George Myconos*, Joseph Thomas, Kimberley Wilson, Kitty Te Riele, Luke Swain* pp: 345-354 ABSTRACT In Australia, a significant minority of young people do not complete upper secondary education. Whether procedural or enacted through the agency of students, the failure of the education system to accommodate young people through to completion can be regarded … [Read More] Educational Re-engagement as Social Inclusion: The role of flexible learning options in alternative provision in Australia – Forum

Early childhood curriculum development: the role of play in building self-regulatory capacity in young children – Early Child Development and Care

ABSTRACT This case study examines the development of self-regulation, socially, cognitively and emotionally, through the use of play in the curriculum in five preschool classrooms for children ages 2–5 years old at a university laboratory school. Five teachers were interviewed about their deliberate use of play to support the development of self-regulation in their students, … [Read More] Early childhood curriculum development: the role of play in building self-regulatory capacity in young children – Early Child Development and Care

2016 HDCA Conference: “Capability and Diversity in a Global Society” – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Free Access Collection: 2016 HDCA Conference: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities is the official Journal of the Human Development & Capability Association. The following articles are free to access until the end of October 2016. Simply click on your article(s) of choice to … [Read More] 2016 HDCA Conference: “Capability and Diversity in a Global Society” – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Finally Accountable? Social work and the Community Investment Strategy – Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work (NZ)

ABSTRACT This article examines and proposes a social work response to the Ministry of Social Development’s Community Investment Strategy social policy. Beddoe and Maidment’s (2009) critical intersections model is utilised for this purpose and critical reference is made to the Productivity Commission’s (2015) policy-framing Report More Effective Social Services. The details of the Community Investment Strategy are discussed in … [Read More] Finally Accountable? Social work and the Community Investment Strategy – Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work (NZ)

Education, Social Justice and School Diversity: Insights from the Capability Approach – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

ABSTRACT This paper offers a theoretical exploration of the impact of diversity in schools on attitudes to inequality in students’ later life. Reflecting on recent changes on the school system in England, and building on work on how values are formed and how inequalities between groups may be either perpetuated or changed, it seeks to … [Read More] Education, Social Justice and School Diversity: Insights from the Capability Approach – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Auditing Indigenous Poverty – Arena Blog

A major challenge all political parties face is that Indigenous poverty is deeply embedded and structural and will take a long time, innovative policy and major investments to address. The diversity of Indigenous circumstances means that a diversity of approaches will be required, but the major parties are committed to mainstreaming or normalisation options. It … [Read More] Auditing Indigenous Poverty – Arena Blog

Teaching for Social Justice, Social Responsibility and Social Inclusion: A respectful pedagogy for twenty-first century early childhood education – EECERJ (AU)

ABSTRACT Drawing on a Participatory Action Research (PAR) study that was undertaken in two Australian preschool settings this article examines strategies that support the pedagogy of teaching for social justice and outlines how these strategies raised critical consciousness of both preschoolers (aged three to five years) and early childhood educators to respect and value Difference, … [Read More] Teaching for Social Justice, Social Responsibility and Social Inclusion: A respectful pedagogy for twenty-first century early childhood education – EECERJ (AU)

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