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Indigenising Social Work Education: An Analysis

Social Work Chronicle

Volume 5 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Mahesh P . Chougule | Author(s) Affiliation: Asst. Prof,Dept.of Social Work,Walchand College of Arts Science,Solapur,Maharashtra,India
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The present paper is a review based article written on the needs of social work education in Indian context. The researcher had made an attempt to critically review the research works and articles written by scholars on the topics of social work education in India and the need to make it indigenised and more applicable to Indian communities. The researcher had used the reviews which have been studied while doing his doctoral research review work. The researcher had written this article with the reflections from his own practice and experiences while working as an assistant professor in department of social work. The article focuses on social work education and its need to make it suitable, application and relevant in Indian context. The studies made and reviews written on the particular topic were critically studied during the PhD research work. The research gap thus found out that, there is urgent need to redesign the social work curriculum and develop new theories that can fit the India society. The article had travelled right through the history of social work education in India to the contemporary challenges of social work education in India.

Keywords: Indigenous Social Work Practice, Social Work Education

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