This volume is a definitive manual for students and practitioners involved in learning and developing essential theories and models for fieldwork practicum in social work education. It addresses various functional issues in field practicum, delineates proper guidelines for students and supervisors, discusses criteria of supervision and evaluation, and explores the concerns facing South Asian field practitioners.
The volume focuses on traditional and non-traditional components and aspects of fieldwork and training, such as:
- The value and use of educational camps and skill development workshops.
- The contemporary field-level needs and strategies in social work practicum.
- Formulating alternative practice theories that will allow social work practitioners to respond to the critical social problems unique to India and South Asia.
The book provides multiple frameworks for teaching and learning fieldwork that integrate theory and practice and create an environment where students can develop intervention strategies using their knowledge, skills, and techniques.
The volume will be indispensable reading for undergraduate and post-graduate students of social work. It will also be useful for scholars of sociology, anthropology, and development studies, and practitioners engaged in various non-governmental and international organizations.