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Attitudes, Stereotypes and Anti-Discriminatory Education: Developing Themes from Sullivan

RICHARD PUGH

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 28, issue 6, pages 939-959
Published in print December 1998 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online December 1998 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.bjsw.a011409
Attitudes, Stereotypes and Anti-Discriminatory Education: Developing Themes from Sullivan

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This paper acknowledges the importance of the issues that Sullivan (1998) raises, but questions assumptions made about the nature of anti-discriminatory practice and is critical of the way in which shifts in attitudes are interpreted as evidence of further problematic discrimination. It suggests alternative interpretations for Sullivan's examples, and questions the conceptions of attitudes and the model of self presented in Sullivan's account of attitude change. The paper considers stereotyping as a cognitive process and whether it is an inevitable, or invariable, phenomenon. It reviews the nature and goals of anti-discriminatory education, contending that discrimination arises not from the holding of strong attitudes perse, but from the nature of, and the consequences that follow from, particular attitudes. Finally, it makes recommendations for educators and provides suggestions for further development of the anti-discriminatory perspective.

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Subjects: Social Work

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