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.

Key features:

• 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.

chapter |10 pages

Introduction: New Directions to Field Work Education in Social Work

A Global South Perspective
ByRajendra Baikady, Varoshini Nadesan, S.M. Sajid, M. Rezaul Islam

part Part I|140 pages

Developing Practice and Rethinking Perceptions: Field Education in South Asia

chapter 1|13 pages

Revisiting Praxis as a Model for Field Education in Social Work

ByFebna Reheem, Sojin P. Varghese, Richa Bhardwaj

chapter 2|13 pages

Swastyayan, a Commitment

Fieldwork through Community Engagement
ByVictor Narzary, Bibharani Swargiary, Riju Sharma, Alice K. Butterfield

chapter 3|15 pages

Impact of the Competency-Based Field Work Practicum on Students' Learning

ByPradipta Kadambari, Nalini Lama

chapter 4|11 pages

Challenges Faced in Field Work

An Indian Perspective
ByDeepshikha Carpenter

chapter 5|11 pages

Concurrent Fieldwork in Macro Practice

Cases from the South Indian Context
ByS. Kanagaraj

chapter 6|16 pages

Field Work in Social Work Education

An Account of the Sri Lankan Experience
ByShamila Sivakumaran, S. Jeevasuthan

chapter 7|10 pages

The Need for Decolonising Field Work Training in Social Work in India

ByBishnu Mohan Dash

chapter 9|22 pages

Social Work Education and Practice in Pakistan

Mapping the Terrain and Missing Links
BySakina Riaz

chapter 10|13 pages

Social Work Practice in India

In Search of a New Direction
ByPoonam Gulalia, Chittaranjan Subudhi

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

Fostering the Third Mission of Universities: The Case of Georgia
ByShorena Sadzaglishvili

chapter 12|12 pages

Field Work as a ‘Crucible of Practice' in the Pursuit of Social Justice and Defence of Human Rights

The Philippine Context
ByGil ‘Jake' I. Espenido

chapter 13|15 pages

Social Work Field Education in Turkey

ByEda Beydili Gürbüz, İlkay Başak Adıgüzel, Sinan Akçay

chapter 14|10 pages

Social Work Field Education in India and China

A Comparison
ByRajendra Baikady, Varoshini Nadesan

part Part III|120 pages

Field Work Education in the Latin American and the Caribbean Context

chapter 15|14 pages

Clinical Social Work in Chile

ByCarolina Muñoz-Guzmán, María Olaya Grau, Karla González Suitt, Valentina Garrido López

chapter 16|16 pages

Cultural Practices in Indigenous Chilean Communities

New Findings for Social Work Practice
ByLorena P. Gallardo-Peralta, Julio Tereucán Angulo, Abel Soto-Higuera, Esteban Sánchez-Moreno

chapter 17|13 pages

Social and Field Work Abilities of Teaching Professors

ByClaudia Reyes-Quilodran, Paula Miranda, Liliana Guerra-Aburto

chapter 18|13 pages

The Block Placement in Social Work Field Education

A Barbados Case Study
ByThérèse Odle-James, Letnie F. Rock

chapter 19|22 pages

Constructing a Culturally Relevant Social Work Curriculum in Papua New Guinea

Connecting the Local and Global in Field Education
ByDunstan Lawihin

chapter 20|12 pages

Social Work Practicum in Chile

The Role of Field Supervisors in a Neoliberal Context
ByDaniela Díaz-Bórquez, Magdalena Calderón-Orellana, Rafael Araya-Bugueño

chapter 21|14 pages

Let Me Count the Ways

Multiple Discourses in Understandings of Readiness for Practice in Social Work
ByKarene-Anne Nathaniel

chapter 22|14 pages

Mental Shortcuts

Representativeness Heuristics in Evaluations and Social Work Practice Assessment
ByKarene-Anne Nathaniel

part Part IV|92 pages

Developing Competent Social Work Graduates: African Perspectives on Field Work Education

chapter 23|14 pages

Contextualising Social Work Fieldwork Practicum

Innovations, Challenges, and Perspectives from Nigeria
ByUzoma O. Okoye, Samuel O. Ebimgbo

chapter 24|14 pages

Social Work Field Education in Africa

The Case of Botswana
ByLengwe-Katembula J. Mwansa

chapter 25|14 pages

Social Work Field Instruction in an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Context

ByBoitumelo Joyce Mohapi

chapter 26|17 pages

Fieldwork Practice in Countries with Recently Introduced Social Work Training

Lessons from Lesotho
BySophia Thabane, Pumela Nomfundo Mahao, Tšepang Florence Manyeli

chapter 27|15 pages

Social Work Field Education

A Comparative Study of South Africa and Eswatini
ByBoitumelo Joyce Mohapi, Felicity Besong Tabi, Zee Catherine Masuku

chapter 28|16 pages

Professionalisation of Social Work in Eswatini

A Comparative Study Between South Africa and Eswatini
ByBoitumelo Joyce Mohapi, Felicity Besong Tabi, Zee Catherine Masuku