A re-imagined identity: building a movement in Brisbane for the practice of social role valorization

Shevellar, Lynda, Sherwin, Jane and Mackay, Gregory (2012). A re-imagined identity: building a movement in Brisbane for the practice of social role valorization. In Peter Westoby and Lynda Shevellar (Ed.), Learning and mobilising for community development: a radical tradition of community-based education and training (pp. 81-94) Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate.

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Author Shevellar, Lynda
Sherwin, Jane
Mackay, Gregory
Title of chapter A re-imagined identity: building a movement in Brisbane for the practice of social role valorization
Title of book Learning and mobilising for community development: a radical tradition of community-based education and training
Place of Publication Surrey, United Kingdom
Publisher Ashgate
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9781409443841
9781409443858
Editor Peter Westoby
Lynda Shevellar
Chapter number 7
Start page 81
End page 94
Total pages 14
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The three authors of this chapter belong to a global community of educators, practitioners and change agents committed to transforming the lives of people who experience social devaluation through the use of Social Role Valorization (SRV) theory (Wolfensberger 1983, Kendrick 1994, Wolfensberger 1998, Race 1999, Wolfensberger and Thomas 2007). Over the past three decades, we have witnessed the capacity of this theory to transform the lives of those who are vulnerable, as well as those families, allies and workers who stand alongside them. We have been part of efforts to apply the theory to assist the closure of institutions and to support people with a devalued status moving into community life. We have glimpsed the possibilities for larger scale transformation through the adoption of key SRV principles within legislation, such as the Australian Commonwealth Disability Services Act (1986) and subsequent state government legislation. Despite these achievements, we remain fiustrated in our educational efforts, conscious that the potential of this work has not yet been realised. [extract]
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