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Social Work Education, Research and Practice


Social Work Education, Research and Practice

Perspectives from India and Australia

von: Ilango Ponnuswami, Abraham P. Francis

96,29 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 13.01.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9789811597978
Sprache: englisch

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<p>This book addresses a range of key issues concerning social work education, research and practice in India and Australia from a cross-cultural perspective. The respective chapters focus on specific areas of social work regarding e.g. the status and recognition of the profession, regulatory mechanisms, roles and functions of social workers in different settings, and issues and challenges faced by the social work community. The book shares valuable perspectives to help understand the culturally sensitive practice of social work in various socio-cultural, economic and political contexts in both countries. Given the scope of its coverage, the book is of interest to scholars, students and professionals working in the areas of social work, social development and social policy practice.</p>
<p>Chapter 1. Social Work Education, Research And Practice – An Introduction (Prof. Ilango).- Chapter 2. Social work education in India and Australia Examining the colonial beginnings, exploring challenges and possibilities (Dr. Venkat Pulla).- Chapter 3. Inquiry based Learning in social work (Dr. Renu Shah).- Chapter 4. Decolonizing Social Work Research Education: Reflections from India and Australia (Prof. Ilango).- Chapter 5. The Critical Role of Community Development in Social Work Education (Dr. Gopalkrishnan Narayan).</p><br>
<div><p></p><p><b>Ilango Ponnuswami</b>&nbsp;is currently a Professor of Social Work and Chair, School of Social Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India. His areas of interest are mental health, gerontology and community development. He has been actively involved in the field of ageing since 1995 after attending a short-term training course on income security for the elderly in developing countries conducted by United Nations International Institute on Ageing (INIA, Malta), with a scholarship from UNFPA and successful completion of a Post Graduate Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics at the University of Malta with a fellowship from the UN-INIA, Malta. He represented India at the BRICS forum on Ageing held along the side-lines of the IAGG World Congress in Seoul, South Korea, during the year 2013. He has published a book on Ageing and Mental Health brought out by Nova Publishers, New York, in 2016, along with co-editors from USA, Australia and New Zealand. </p>

<p><b>Abraham P. Francis</b>&nbsp;is an Associate Professor and Head of Academic Group in Social Work and Human Services at James Cook University, Australia.&nbsp; Dr. Francis is a research fellow at the department of social work, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and an Adjunct Faculty with Prasanna School of Public Health, MAHE, Manipal. He has established many international partnerships and research collaborations with universities and non-government organizations. He has extensively contributed to the literature on social work practice in mental health through his publications, convening conferences, establishing research networks, and developing consortiums. His other research interests are in the field of communities, criminal justice, international social work, and gerontological social work.&nbsp; In 2018, he received the NAPASWI (National Association of Professional Association Social Workers in India) lifetime achievement for his outstanding contribution to social work education as a Social Work Professional of Indian Origin who addressed the social work issues globally and strengthened Social Work Education and practice at international level.</p>

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<p>This book addresses a range of key issues concerning social work education, research and practice in India and Australia from a cross-cultural perspective. The respective chapters focus on specific areas of social work regarding e.g. the status and recognition of the profession, regulatory mechanisms, roles and functions of social workers in different settings, and issues and challenges faced by the social work community. The book shares valuable perspectives to help understand the culturally sensitive practice of social work in various socio-cultural, economic and political contexts in both countries. Given the scope of its coverage, the book is of interest to scholars, students and professionals working in the areas of social work, social development and social policy practice.</p>
<p>Offers valuable insights into the critical role of social work educators in India and Australia</p><p>Shares innovative stories of social work collaboration across two countries, underpinned by the values of social justice and human rights</p><p>Assesses the prospects of and challenges for social work education in connection with the SDGs</p>

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