Murli Desai, pp. 192, Rs. 475, Rawat Publications
As a direct outcome of undertaking the University Grants Commission-sponsored curriculum development project (1986 to 1990) and conducting refresher courses for teachers (since 1989) for social work education, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) felt a need for a continued process for curriculum planning and teacher development for social work education. A Social Work Education and Practice Cell was, therefore, set up at the Institute in January 1992. The purpose of the Cell is training, research and resource development on methodology of social work education, through the following functions, at the local, national and international levels:
Writing for this sourcebook on Methodology of Progressive Social Work Education has been a fascinating journey of reading, reflections and implementation and interactions with colleagues within and outside the TISS and students through different phases of my career as a social work educator.
The encouragement and support that I received from Prof. R.R. Singh, Director of the Institute, while preparing this sourcebook is gratefully acknowledged. I am also thankful to him for honouring the sourcebook by writing the Foreword for the same. Lastly, but most importantly, this endeavour would have not been possible without feedback from colleagues within and outside the Institute and students.
Author of the Sourcebook
Chief Editor of the Sourcebook Series on Social Work Education
Professor and Head, Social Work Education and Practice Cell
Tata Institute of Social Sciences