WSJ article: ‘A small fix in mind-set to keep students in school’

The 18-19 June 2016 Wall Street Journal article ‘A small fix in mind-set to keep students in school’ is relevant to the Social Role Valorization theme of mind-sets and expectancies. It describes two different studies on the power of mind-sets in schools. From the article: “The psychologist Carol Dweck at Stanford has argued that both […]

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 11:36 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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brief video on unconsciousness/selective awareness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fSoI_HksoU Think about the points made in this 4 minute video in terms of what Social Role Valorization (SRV) teaches about unconsciousness/lack of awareness about the social processes of devaluation. Can you make any points of connection with SRV theory? Marc Tumeinski Tweet

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Globe and Mail article: ‘The awful truth about social programs’

This Globe and Mail article comments on the lack of efficacy of human service programs in Toronto, particularly those aimed at serving poor people. These comments should sound familiar to those who have studied Social Role Valorization (SRV) and the related assessment tool PASSING, and by no means is limited to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, or […]

Menace role and Pennhurst

Thanks to Guy Caruso for sending me the link to this article about a proposal to build a Halloween haunted house attraction on the former grounds of the Pennhurst State School and Hospital in Pennsylvania, US. In SRV, we consider the power of negative stereotypes surrounding societally devalued people, including how our actions (consciously or […]

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 10:41 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NY Times article: ‘My Brother’s Keeper (Assembly Required)’

The NY Times ran a column on August 22 in an ongoing series of columns entitled ‘Modern Love.’ This particular column was by a sister describing her brother with Down’s syndrome. * Reflect on how her brother is described in the column. How is he described as spending his days? Think about what roles and […]

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Deportation of the Roma from France

In SRV workshops, we begin by teaching about the most common wounds of societally devalued people. One of the most common forms of wounding is rejection. We talk about rejection as a hinge wound, in that it likely opens the door to other wounds. One of the wounds that rejection can result in is that […]

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 11:18 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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