Social work education in India and Australia: examining the colonial beginnings, exploring challenges and possibilities

Pulla, Venkat Rao, and Francis, Abraham (2020) Social work education in India and Australia: examining the colonial beginnings, exploring challenges and possibilities. In: Ponnuswami, Ilango, and Francis, Abraham P., (eds.) Social Work Education, Research and Practice: perspectives from India and Australia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 11-29.

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors endeavour to look at the impetus for social work teaching in India and Australia, two former British colonies. The chapter offers a historical analysis, including the incidental timing of the introduction of the professional educational programs. Both countries had a reasonable history of social welfare provision-before the advent of rather British social work into Australia, and similarly, the American social welfare certification lunged into India. Here we review the set-up of the pedagogic models in both the countries alongside their standards, accreditation and requirements of learning. The authors having taught in both countries for a significant period of their work-life identify the challenges social work education in both countries and offer some suggestions for futuristic action.

Item ID: 65751
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-15-9797-8
Keywords: Social work education, Best practices, Social work policy, Globalization
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 02:45
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440999 Social work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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