PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS IN INDIA

Mohammad Amiri

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Social work education is considered as a practice oriented discipline. The students of this discipline are to apply their theory knowledge; concepts of chair shall work while addressing social problems or issues at the individual group and the community level in the field work. Social work education discipline is developing remarkably in the past few years in India. The present paper is the outcome of an empirical study of problems and challenges faced by social work students in the field work and academic course work. This study highlights the opinion of the students about teaching methods adopted, infrastructural facilities and curriculum. The study also highlights the perceptions of the students about social work education. The results of the study show that, majority of the students are facing many problems and challenges related to curriculum and fieldwork practice. There are some negative factors affecting the students such as inability of translating theory into fieldwork practice. Majority of the students are having a positive attitude towards infrastructural facilities provided by the institutes and teaching methods adopted by the institutes. 

 

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curriculum; fieldwork; problems and challenges; social work education

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