Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
Savitri Jotirao Samajkarya Mahavidalaya ( SJSM) College
This description of Avinash Shirke's work was prepared when Avinash Shirke was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Avinash Shirke is leading an assault on urban biases and anachronistic methods in Indian social work education. In order to make development studies relevant to the country's rural and tribal youth, he has founded a model rural college in Maharashtra State where pedagogical methods are attuned to the context, resources, and technologies of rural communities.
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