Education of Generalist Social Work and Fieldwork Practice: Review of Contemporary Structures in Pakistan
Keywords:Fieldwork Practicum, Generalist Social Work Practice, Indigenous Literature, Knowledge-Practice Model, Practice-Based Profession
As a practice-based profession, Social Work emerged in the second half of the 20th century in south Asian countries; Pakistan is one of them. In Pakistan, BS, MA, MPhil and PhD degree programs in Social Work are offered in many universities including University of Punjab, Karachi University, University of Quetta, University of Peshawar, University of Sargodha, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Kohat University of Science and Technology, University of Sindh and BS degree program is also offered in many affiliated colleges and private sector universities. From beginning, generalist Social Work practice is being continued in Pakistan which encompasses micro, macro and mezzo level practice and struggle for the clinical Social Work practice is in process yet. This article aims at explaining introduction to Generalist Social Work in Pakistan by presenting a review of contemporary structures in Pakistan. By using narrative review, this article is a source of enriching indigenous literature of Social Work in Pakistan. It has presented a knowledge-practice model to explain the theoretical grounds of Social Work and Fieldwork institutional practice.
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