A comprehensive guide to social work praxis, this book provides a clear conceptual understanding of fieldwork supervision in India. It elaborates on the dynamic components of fieldwork instruction – the methodologies and effective strategies, the supervisor–student–agency triad, challenges and the future.
The volume underlines the importance of student mentoring and the imperative need to develop creative and competent strategies to make fieldwork education more responsive and effective. It also emphasises the need for the inclusion of social justice-oriented perspectives and approaches in fieldwork training in India. Instructive and anecdotal, the chapters in this volume reflect on the challenges which students and supervisors face on a regular basis in different environments while dealing with critical circumstances. The focus of the book is to delineate strategies and approaches which promote skill building and the ability in students to understand sociocultural contexts of the field and engage with them effectively.
This volume will be an essential resource for social work educators, field practitioners and students of social work, law, public policy, sociology and social entrepreneurship.
Table of Contents
List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Acknowledgements. Foreword by Armaity S. Desai. Introduction: Changing Nature of Field Work 1. Facilitating Learning of Social Work Values through Student Supervision Lata Narayan 2. Fieldwork and Contemporary Realities: Convergence and Complexities Nagmani Rao 3. Coordinating Field Work: Challenges and Learning Pamela Singla 4. Field Work Supervision: From Vigilantism to Nurturance Neelam Sukhramani 5. The Conscious Use of Theory in Social Work Practice: Illustrations from the Field Work Sandra Joseph 6. Recording and Documentation in Fieldwork Mohua Nigudkar 7. Supervision Using Conferences in Social Work Practicum Kalyani Talvelkar 8. Concurrent Fieldwork Training and Supervision in Social Work: Challenges and Solutions in the Context of Barak Valley, Assam Kaivalya T. Desai 9. The Adaptive Supevisor Helen Joseph 10. Conclusion: Issues for the Future of Field Instruction in Social Work Education Srilatha Juvva, Vimla Nadkarni, Roshni Nair. Index
Roshni Nair is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Criminology and Justice, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai.
Srilatha Juvva is Professor at the Centre for Disability Studies and Action, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai.
Vimla V. Nadkarni is a former President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the retired Dean and Professor of the School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai.