Offering concrete direction for some and validation for others, this groundbreaking book provides a stimulus to engage in a much-needed discourse on Aboriginal social work education.
The dozen original articles in this collection sensitively covers efforts during the past twenty-five years to develop and deliver social work education that meets the needs of Aboriginal students in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
About the authors
McGill University social work professor Ingrid Thompson Cooper has written and taught widely in the areas of child sexual abuse, criminology, and forensic psychiatry. Since 1995 she has coordinated the McGill Certificate Program in Aboriginal Social Work Practice and has served as administrative director of the Aboriginal Healing Clinic.
Gail Stacey Moore is a Mohawk woman with extensive experience in community organizing, Aboriginal social work, and political activism. She is the joint coordinator and a co-instructor in the Certificate Program in Aboriginal Social Work Practice at McGill University. She has also served as the clinical director of the Aboriginal Healing Clinic.
"Walking in the Good Way is an excellent resource for social work educators around the world who wish to work with Aboriginal communities in offering anti-oppressive, Aboriginal-centred education. The real voices of students, instructors (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal), and administrators speak to the need to step outside of traditional methods and to challenge the power inherent in traditional university education."— “Grant Larson, Dean, School of Social Work and Human Service, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia