Teaching through the tension: resolving religious and sexuality based schism in social work education

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Melville-Wiseman, J. 2013. Teaching through the tension: resolving religious and sexuality based schism in social work education. International Social Work. 56 (3), pp. 290-309. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872812474485
AuthorsMelville-Wiseman, J.
Abstract

English
This article presents an approach to resolving religious and sexuality based schism amongst UK social work students. It explores how this classroom schism mirrored current religion and sexuality based tensions in wider society including social work education and social work services. It also identifies the challenges involved in attempting to resolve such a schism. A teaching model is proposed that examines the limits of any claims to anti-discriminatory practice; that clarifies what is and what is not a social work task in relation to religious texts; and the risks involved for each side of the schism.

French
Résoudre le clivage religion-sexualité dans la formation en travail social
Cet article présente une approche permettant de résoudre le clivage entre la religion et la sexualité chez les étudiants de travail social au Royaume-Uni. Il s’intéresse au clivage observé dans les classes qui reflète les tensions présentes au sein de la société, y compris dans la formation et la pratique du travail social. Il identifie les défis à relever en vue d’atténuer un tel clivage. Un modèle d’enseignement y est proposé dans la ligne d’une pratique antidiscriminatoire. On y clarifie les liens entre le travail social et les textes religieux ainsi que les risques possibles des deux côtés du clivage.

Spanish
Enseñanza con tensión – la resolución religiosa y la sexualidad basaron una separación en la educación del trabajo social
Este artículo presenta un enfoque sobre la religión y la sexualidad basado en estudiantes británicos de trabajo social. En él se explora cómo esta separación en la sala de clase duplicó la religión actual, y la sexualidad se basó en la preocupación de una sociedad más amplia incluyendo la educación del trabajo social y los servicios del trabajo social. También identifica los desafíos para intentar resolver tal separación. Se propone un modelo de enseñanza que examina los límites de cualquier demanda a la práctica anti-discriminatoria; eso aclara cuál es, y cuál no es, la tarea de trabajo social en relación con los textos religiosos y los riesgos implicados para cada lado de la separación.

Keywordsanti-discriminatory practice, homophobia, religion, schism, social workeducation, social work ethics
Year2013
JournalInternational Social Work
Journal citation56 (3), pp. 290-309
PublisherSAGE
ISSN0020-8728
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872812474485
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PrintMay 2013
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Deposited20 May 2013
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