Power Model According To Brady Schoeneman And Sawyer

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Power model:
According to Brady, Schoeneman and Sawyer (2014), it is useful to consider how power is utilised in any given situation. Community work would be critical of: ‘power over’ vs ‘power with’ (Taylor, 2003). According to Taylor (2003), ‘power over’ occurs when an individual, group or institution assumes the right to make decisions for others or assume they know ‘what is best’ for groups and communities without consultation or collaboration (p.12). An example of this is white Australia assuming that removing Aboriginal children from their families is in the ‘best interests of the child’ (Barta, 2008). Whereas ‘power with’ involves: mutual respect, collaborative partnerships, social justice at all levels, and a commitment to self-determination
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