||Social work as a profession in India: a sociological
||INDIAN J SOC WORK 1972, 32, 387-407.
The survey of the field of social work in India
reveals that the prevailing level of social services and welfare
services is extremely low. Both the Indian social work education
and its professional organization are influenced by the American
social philosophy which is inappropriate to the prevailing conditions
in Indian society. The total absence of indigenous study material
based on Indian culture and society further diminishes the applicability
of the professional social work taught in the schools of social
work. With the rapid growth of urbanization and industrialization
now, the need to develop social administration approach to social
work has emerged. The professional social worker's responsibility
in this overall context is suggested.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL WELFARE; SOCIAL WORK; INDIA.