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ERIC Number: EJ1067181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
The Role of Radical Imagination in Social Work Education, Practice, and Research
Barnetz, Zion
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v35 n3 p251-261 2015
This article addresses the role of imagination in social work education, practice, and research. Following a brief discussion of terms, the author attempts to identify the various contributions of human imagination to social change processes. The second part presents the argument that the cultural structure known as Social Darwinism significantly curtails the abilities of people holding (or held within) these patterns of thinking to imagine. The third section discusses the ways in which historical key figures, events, and alternative stories can be used to stimulate radical imagination in social work education, research, and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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