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

Venkat Rao Pulla, Abraham P. Francis

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial work education, research and practice
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from India and Australia
Editorsllango Ponnuswami, Abraham P. Francis
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Chapter2
Pages11-29
Number of pages19
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789811597978
ISBN (Print)9789811597961
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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