Young people, equality and social participation: social work perspectives from Germany.

22 March 2017, 4.00 PM - 22 March 2017, 5.30 PM

Professor Davina Höblich and Dr. Tanja Grendel

Room 7G1, 7 Priory Road, Bristol BS81TZ

A free seminar hosted by the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care and the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, School for Policy Studies.

Please join us for two research presentations from social work academics and researchers visiting from the University of Applied Sciences RheinMain, Wiesbaden, Germany. 

Professor Davina Höblich: “It’s a matter of relationship – orientation frameworks of professionals towards LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) child and youth service users”

Relationships and working consensuses are the very base of professional work with service users especially in the work with minors. A current research project aims to investigate the orientation frameworks of professionals towards LGB service users in fields of the child and youth care. The research project aims to reconstruct and analyse everyday microaggressions and prejudices amongst social workers towards LGB-youths and reveal the paradoxes between normative (ethical) standards of social work and structural discrimination via “Othering” processes and ignored LGBT-identities

Dr. Tanja Grendel: “Part-Time Study-Programs and upward mobility in the educational system.”

Success in the educational system is still a question of social origin. This persistent disparity has led to several political initiatives which aim on the opening of universities for so called `non-traditional students`. One instrument in this context is the development of new study programs which take needs of non-traditionals into account, especially part-time programs. Currently there is less evidence from research in how far part-time programs help to reduce educational inequalities. The presentation focus on the meaning of part-time programs in the context of biographies of educational climbers. 

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