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Areas of Teaching
MSW(Hons), B.Soc.Pract, Cert.Adult Ed, MANZASW
Raema has a long work history in social work in statutory and non-Government agencies. Her research has focused on child protection and media representations of child abuse.
Research outputs 2016
Merchant, R. (2016, June). Preparing for practice: An education model for transformative change in perceptions, attitudes and beliefs. Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016, Seoul, South Korea.
Merchant, R., & Keenan, E. (2016, July). Who am I? I belong to a mountain like you; Identities and the Māori diaspora in New Zealand. Paper presented at the Inter-disciplinary.Net 8th Global Meeting of the Diasporas Research Stream: A Cultures, Traditions, Societies Project, Oxford, England.
Merchant, R., & Ngata, J. (2016, November). Where angels fear to tread: Teaching Te Tiriti o Waitangi in today’s world. Paper presented at the Massey University Social Work in Changing Times: Towards Better Outcomes conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Wivell, J., Merchant, R., & Whaanga, R. (2016, November). Riding the wave: A critical reflection on the use of inquiry based learning as the underpinning pedagogy for the Bachelor of Social Work. Paper presented at the Massey University Social Work in Changing Times: Towards Better Outcomes conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Research outputs 2015
Merchant, R. (2015, March). “Our” problem, not just “theirs”: Changing perceptions for a community response. Paper presented at the 14th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (ACCAN 2015), Auckland, New Zealand.
Merchant, R., & Ngata, J. (2015, September). The Treaty – it’s not just a Māori thing. Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Symposium, Melbourne, Australia.
Research outputs 2014
Merchant, R. (2014). Educating for our future: Instilling the concepts of social change. In J. Duke, M. Henrickson & L. Beddoe (Eds.), Protecting the public – Enhancing the profession: Edited proceedings from the Social Workers Registration Board Conference 2013 (pp. 122-129). Retrieved from http://www.swrb.govt.nz/news-and-publications/conference-material.
Research outputs 2013
Merchant, R. (2013, February). The reporting of child abuse in the media: Re-framing public attitudes that are punitive and destructive. Paper presented at the 2nd Global Conference: Reframing Punishment: Opportunities and Problems, Sydney, Australia.
Merchant, R. (2013, November). Educating for our future: Instilling the concepts of social change. Paper presented at the Social Work Registration Board Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
Research outputs 2011
Merchant, R. (2011, Winter). Child abuse and the media – A recent study. Children: A Newsletter from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, (77), 21-23. Available from http://www.occ.org.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/8382/CC_Children_77.pdf
Research outputs 2010
Merchant, R. (2010). Media representations of child abuse. In J. S. Te Rito & S. M. Healy (Eds.), Kei muri i te awe kāpara he tangata kē: Recognising, engaging, understanding difference: 4th International Traditional Knowledge Conference 2010, June 6–9, 2010, Auckland, New Zealand (pp. 241-244). Available from http://www.traditionalknowledge2010.ac.nz/sites/default/files/NPM2010TraditionalKnowledgeConferenceProceedings.pdf.
Merchant, R. (2010). Who are abusing our children? An exploratory study on reflections on child abuse by media commentators (Unpublished master’s thesis). Massey University, Albany, New Zealand.