ERIC Number: EJ880453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
The Dimensions of Social Justice Model: Transforming Traditional Group Work into a Socially Just Framework
Ratts, Manivong J.; Anthony, Loni; Santos, KristiAnna Nicole T.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v35 n2 p160-168 Jun 2010
Social justice is a complex and abstract concept that can be difficult to discuss and integrate within group work. To address this concern, this article introduces readers to the Dimensions of Social Justice Model. The model provides group leaders with a conceptual framework for understanding the degree to which social justice is integrated within group approaches. The process of integrating social justice into group work can be understood in five distinct dimensions: naivete, multicultural integration, liberatory critical consciousness, empowerment, and social justice advocacy. A middle school bullying group will be used to operationalize this model.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Multicultural Education, Bullying, Models, Group Dynamics, Advocacy, Middle School Students, Counseling Techniques, Group Counseling, Power Structure, Consciousness Raising, Empowerment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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