The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Creating School Harmony

Creating School Harmony

Creating school harmony
Gro Emmertsen Lund

Education is at a crossroads today. Certain educational policies are oriented to positive goals and new practices, but much education policy is shaped by negative forms of public management, including deficit discourses, over-administration and individualistic thinking. This is seen not only in education policy, but also in educational practices, where the negative effects and implications are tangible. This chapter presents an argument for the importance of responding to interactive troubles in schools in ways that do not lead to exclusion, alienation or marginalization. Thus, it emphasizes the need for relational and restorative approaches to schooling, while highlighting how social constructionist assumptions can lead to inclusionary practices and more harmonious school cultures.

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