The profession of social work is committed to challenging social injustices and to fostering respect for individual differences. Social work educators have a responsibility to teach about and demonstrate these values. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) clearly outlines program education policy that accredited schools integrate curriculum content on diversity “that promotes understanding, affirmation, and respect for people from diverse backgrounds” and furthermore these “programs integrate social and economic justice content grounded in an understanding of distributive justice, human and civil rights, and global interconnections of oppression” (CSWE, 2004, p.9). The author uses a personal narrative about her journey from ignorance about racism to a commitment toward ending racism. A review of literature is used to formulate recommendations for classroom pedagogical practice against discrimination and oppression.
|Keywords:||Teaching about Diversity, Discrimination, White Privilege, Social Work|
Assistant Professor/Undergraduate Program Director, School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
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