Relationship Between Social Work Education and Field Work

Relationship Between Social Work Education and Field Work


          Modern social work education has two dimensions: theoretical and practical. A social worker gains knowledge about society, social problems, property, social structure, social values, human behaviour, social work process when practical training enable them to use this knowledge acquired knowledge in this field for real life purposes. Thus, practical training is required for a social worker to solve the social problems of human beings/society for modern social work. Taking notice of this requirement higher education has been provided with a practical training course in its syllabus about social work, through which students can apply theoretical knowledge for the solution of problems. Social and Economic Council of the United Nations has recognized social work as a profession in 1951 and formulated the following decisions.  





          Social Work is a profession based on trained male and female and who are obtained theoretical and practical knowledge in social work degree from established and recognized educational institutions is mandatory to fulfil by them. Social Work is a practical education, which is learned through the theoretical study of society and social work. This is because ‘public good’ can be effected only by applying theoretical knowledge in real life in a scientific way. And practical training helps apprentices to be full-hedged social workers by making arrangements for applying theoretical knowledge in practical life. And these together make social work education and practical training inter-dependent upon each other. Therefore, we may say that social work education and field work are interrelated concepts just like two branches of a tree.

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