This book aims to educate the social work educators and field work supervisors about the importance of quality field work supervision and the effective strategies to provide field instruction to students. This is critical in professional social work education where a social work student completes the degree with a minimum hours of work in the field. In the field while directly working with people at various levels; social work interventions at the macro, meso and micro levels including social policy and social research. This book starts with the context of social work practice and a conceptual understanding of field work supervision or field instruction, go on to elaborating its components and facets, the methodology and effective strategies; supervisor-student-agency triad; challenges and the future. While it is intended for the social work educator, it will also be a resource for agency personnel, researchers, student learners or anyone interested in engaging with the field of social work.
This volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of social work, public policy, sociology and political studies.
1. Introduction to Field Work in India 2. Concurrent Fieldwork Training in Social Work: Understanding the Academic Tutor–Fieldwork Supervisor–Student Triad in the Context of Barak Valley, Assam 3. Coordinating Fieldwork Instruction Programme: Challenges and Learnings 4. Learning Social Work Values Through Field Instruction 5. The Conscious Use of Theory in Social Work Practice: Illustrations from the Field 6. Application of Theory in Social Work Practicum – Issues and Challenges for Quality Enhancement of Field Work Training 7. Recording and Documentation in Field Work 8. The Adaptive Supervisor 9. Field Work Supervision: From Vigilantism to Nurturance 10. Field Work and Contemporary Challenges – Convergence and Complexities 11. Conclusion