“Empathy is vital in understanding the needs and issues facing young people, and it is important to recognise the potential they have.” Sociologists Steven MacLennan, Keith Muir & Susan Thoms review the important elements of working with youth, focusing on … Continue reading Empathy in Youth Work
Common law does not require people are given access to an interpreter but legal cases show that use of interpreters does not always lead to an accurate and fair presentation of evidence in court. This is especially problematic for Indigenous Australians who speak diverse languages that don’t necessarily translate well through the mouths of a poorly trained interpreter.
The social science quote of the week is about building more tolerant and just societies. It’s also the last post for 2014! It’s inspired by J. David Tàbara, Associate Senior Researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and member of the Global Climate Forum in Berlin. Writing for the International Sociological Association, Tàbara argues: “Social scientists are not only indispensable to build more tolerant, open and diverse societies but, above all in the present predicament, to develop the necessary global intelligence which is urgently required to adequately reflect and cope with our rapidly unequal changing world.” Best wishes for the festive season for … Continue reading Social Science Quote: Tolerance
Your Social Science Quote of the Week is by Sociology Professor Professor Danielle Allen. In Beyond Integration: Building a Connected Society, Allen argues that political equality is founded upon economic justice and social equality, which she defines as “connected institutions and services” informed by social science. Continue reading Social Science Quote of the Week: Political Equality.