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After the applause: understanding public management and public service ethos in the fight against Covid - 19. (2022)
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SHAND, R., PARKER, S., LIDDLE, J., SPOLANDER, G., WARWICK, L. and AINSWORTH, S. [2022]. After the applause: understanding public management and public service ethos in the fight against Covid-19. Public management review [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2022.2026690

Covid-19 has led to renewed public support for public services. Frontline workers symbolize a renewed ideal of public service ethos (PSE), though little attention has been paid to how the public managers delivering vital services interpret and mobili... Read More about After the applause: understanding public management and public service ethos in the fight against Covid - 19..

Social work and social care: mapping workforce engagement, relevance, experience and interest in research. (2021)
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WAKEFIELD, J., LAVENDER, S., NIXON, K., HORNBY, S., DOBEL-OBER, D., LAMBLEY-BURKE, R., SPOLANDER, G., BONNER, P., MALLEN, C. and CAMPBEL, P. [2021]. Social work and social care: mapping workforce engagement, relevance, experience and interest in research. British journal of social work [online], Advanced Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcab169

Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been promoted within social work/social care, with emerging evidence of benefit to practitioners and service users. Advocates argue that EBP enables practitioners to have the skills to interpret and evaluate evidence... Read More about Social work and social care: mapping workforce engagement, relevance, experience and interest in research..

Ecologized collaborative online international learning: tackling wicked sustainability problems through education for sustainable development. (2021)
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ADEFILA, A., ARROBBIO, O., BROWN, G., ROBINSON, Z., SPOLANDER, G., SOLIEV, I., WILLERS, B., MORINI, L., PADOVAN, D. and WIMPENNY, K. 2021. Ecologized collaborative online international learning: tackling wicked sustainability problems through education for sustainable development. Journal of teacher education for sustainability [online], 23(1), pages 41-57. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2478/jtes-2021-0004

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is increasingly embedded in higher education (HE) due to the current emphasis on tackling the environmental crisis. Similarly, Civic Society Organisations are expanding their mobilization and practical acti... Read More about Ecologized collaborative online international learning: tackling wicked sustainability problems through education for sustainable development..

Children: paying the price of Bolsonaro’s social policy reform in Brazil. (2021)
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DA SILVA BARBOSA, R., SPOLANDER, G. and GARCIA, M.L.T. 2021. Children: paying the price of Bolsonaro's social policy reform in Brazil. Critical and radical social work [online], 9(3), pages 369-388. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/204986021X16177218821095

The impact of social inequality on children has enormous implications for young people throughout their life journey by negatively impacting their health, well-being and life chances. Following the democratisation of Brazil, significant change result... Read More about Children: paying the price of Bolsonaro’s social policy reform in Brazil..

Higher education decolonisation: #Whose voices and their geographical locations? (2021)
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ADEFILA, A., TEIXEIRA, R.V., MORINI, L., TEIXEIRA GARCIA, M.L., DELBONI, T.M.Z.G.F., SPOLANDER, G. and KHALIL-BABATUNDE, M. [2021]. Higher education decolonisation: #Whose voices and their geographical locations? Globalisation, societies and education [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2021.1887724

Calls continue for the decolonisation of higher education (HE). Based on internationalisation debates, a research team from Africa, Europe and Latin America reviewed published decolonisation voices. Using bibliometric analysis and a conceptual review... Read More about Higher education decolonisation: #Whose voices and their geographical locations?.

Mapping social work across 10 countries: structure, intervention, identity and challenges. (2018)
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ORNELLAS, A., SPOLANDER, G., ENGELBRECHT, L.K., SICORA, A., PERVOVA, I., MARTÍNEZ-ROMÁN M.-A., LAW, A.K., SHAJAHAN, P.K., DAS DORES GUERREIRO, M., CASANOVA, J.L., GARCIA, M.L.T., ACAR, H. MARTIN, L. and STRYDOM, M. 2019. Mapping social work across 10 countries: structure, intervention, identity and challenges. International social work [online], 62(4), pages 1183-1197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872818788395

An emerging global consciousness and rising attention given to international social work development has seen the recognition of comparative research within the profession. Understanding the functioning and organisation of social work within various... Read More about Mapping social work across 10 countries: structure, intervention, identity and challenges..

Illiteracy among caregivers: implications for children's educational and social development. (2017)
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MAKUNGA, B., SCHENCK, C.J., ROMAN, N.V. and SPOLANDER, G. 2017. Illiteracy among caregivers: implications for children's educational and social development. Southern African journal of social work and social development [online], 29(3), article 2577. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/2577

The ability of primary caregivers to provide a healthy, nurturing and stimulating environment for their children is essential for children’s educational advancement and emotional development. However, caregivers who live in the rural areas in South A... Read More about Illiteracy among caregivers: implications for children's educational and social development..

The evolution of student identity: a case of caveat emptor. (2012)
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MARTIN, L., SPOLANDER, G., ALI, I. and MAAS, B. 2014. The evolution of student identity: a case of caveat emptor. Journal of further and higher education [online], 38(2), pages 200-210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2012.722200

Engaging students has been seen as the key to promoting their achievement in higher education institutions. However, there is an important stage prior to this: the development of a positive student identity which influences students’ motivation to en... Read More about The evolution of student identity: a case of caveat emptor..