JTPP Vol. 2, No. 1 (July 2019) Article # 4


Deals with the human costs of social conflict on institutions, communities and the public good which seems to be slowly eroding


When the Local is Global: Critical Pedagogy as Practice

Daniel Rhodes (Director of the Undergraduate Social Work Programme at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA)

Those of us in the global West witness images of people in other countries fleeing their homeland. War, ecological and economic disasters are leading to greater numbers of international migration and these displaced peoples are directly impacting Western countries and specifically local communities.

The global West has historically suffered from ethnocentrism and Westerners often do not feel the need to understand or respect those from other cultures. However, with this increase in refugee and immigrant populations, those who live in the West no longer have the luxury to ignore the sociopolitical events that lead to mass migration.

In this paper, the author explores some of the issues that have created this migration crisis and the impact this has had on local communities.

Honourable Association