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Social Work Education

Social Work Education Nafisa Goga D'Souza Dominic D'Souza SHANKAR PATHAK'S review of the report of the Second Review Com- mittee on Social Work Education in India appointed by the University Grants Commission (EPW, June 6) concludes that "the report is interspersed with radical phrases that are ciureully in fashion at national and international gatherings which provide it with a deceptive, radical image while in reality it is essentially cautious, and conservative in its approach"'. While we are at a loss to understand Pathak's own frame of reference, we feel the use of 'radical1 or 'conservative' labels are entirely subjective unless one asks the basic question whether the report has addressed itself to the key problems/issues facing social work education today and has provided a vision for the immediate future. This the reviewer has failed to do. On the contrary, he has omitted reference to substantive a-spc-cte of the report and thus distorted it.
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