Social work education, research and practice in India and Australia: an introduction

Ponnuswami, Ilango, Francis, Abraham P., and Harris, Nonie (2020) Social work education, research and practice in India and Australia: an introduction. In: Ponnuswami, Ilango, and Francis, Abraham, (eds.) Social Work Education, Research and Practice: perspectives from India and Australia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 1-9.

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The increased interest among social work educators and practitioners from India and Australia has created many pathways for innovative and creative learning opportunities through exchange programs. Social work educators and practitioners in both the countries have proactively engaged in international short-term faculty and student exchanges and field placements, research activities and collaborative initiatives such as workshops, international conferences and joint publishing of social work texts. The authors, from Bharathidasan University (BDU) and James Cook University (JCU), noted the success of these original endeavors and particularly their potential to create momentum beyond the initial activity. They saw that focusing on collaborative social work learning in their own smaller contexts could create positive change and impact in ways they did not anticipate. This experience, replicated in other collaborative activities, provided enormous insights and learning on both sides, leading finally to the idea of documenting cross-cultural perspectives from India and Australia. In this chapter the authors present their perspective on the scenario of social work education, research and practice in India and Australia. Besides, brief summaries of all the chapters of the book are also presented.

Item ID: 65748
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-981-15-9797-8
Keywords: Social work education, Research, Practice, International collaboration
Copyright Information: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 00:57
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160703 Social Program Evaluation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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