This handbook provides an authoritative account of social work field education in the global south. It presents an overview of various aspects of theory and practice modules in the social work curriculum and advances in research in social work field education in the developing world through in-depth analyses and global case studies.
• Discusses critical issues and new directions in the theory and practice of social work field education, challenges in field work education, decolonising field work training, developing competent social work graduates, aligning fieldwork with cultural practices in indigenous communities, the idea of clinical social work, and a comparative analysis of social work field supervision.
• Integrates theory and practice of social work field education for students and teachers from diverse geographical and cultural contexts across the global south, including countries from South Asia and Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean, covering India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Georgia, Philippine, Turkey, Papua New Guinea, Eswatini, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Chile, and Barbados.
• Brings together international comparative perspectives on field work education in social work from leading experts, social work educators, and social work professionals.
This handbook will be an essential resource for scholars and researchers of social work, development studies, social anthropology, sociology, education, South Asian studies, and Global South studies. It will also be useful to educators and practitioners of social work in global institutions of higher studies as well as civil society organisations.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
chapter |10 pages
Introduction: New Directions to Field Work Education in Social Work
part Part I|140 pages
Developing Practice and Rethinking Perceptions: Field Education in South Asia
chapter 9|22 pages
Social Work Education and Practice in Pakistan
part Part II|56 pages
New Insights into Social Work Field Education in Developing Asia
chapter 11|17 pages
Practice Teaching in the Social Work Master's Degree Programme
chapter 12|12 pages
Field Work as a ‘Crucible of Practice' in the Pursuit of Social Justice and Defence of Human Rights
part Part III|120 pages
Field Work Education in the Latin American and the Caribbean Context
chapter 16|16 pages
Cultural Practices in Indigenous Chilean Communities
chapter 19|22 pages
Constructing a Culturally Relevant Social Work Curriculum in Papua New Guinea
chapter 20|12 pages
Social Work Practicum in Chile
chapter 21|14 pages
Let Me Count the Ways
chapter 22|14 pages
part Part IV|92 pages
Developing Competent Social Work Graduates: African Perspectives on Field Work Education