Providing a broad overview of the field and profession of social work, the book stresses the link between professional education and practice. It presents both a historical perspective on the development of social work as well as the current social work practice paradigms, with special consideration of contemporary social issues. The book discusses the values, ethics, principles, scope and various approaches to social work which are essential to understand the profession.
Closely aligned with the UGC curriculum, the text goes beyond general coverage to explore the themes of social reform, social justice, social security, social development, social legislations and social welfare. This textbook will serve as a valuable companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students of social work, and UGC NET and civil services aspirants.
• Critically explores the key concepts of social work in the Indian context
• Chapters contributed by experienced academicians teaching the subject in the classroom
• Includes important key terms, information boxes and critical thinking questions to help students apply concepts to practice