ERIC Number: ED345615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment to Develop Strategic Goals for the North American Field Education Directors Association.
Conklin, John J.
A study was done to gather data about the attitudes of members of the North American Field Education Directors Association in order to assist in developing clear organizational goals. The study proceeded in several ways. A survey instrument was developed and sent to 50 field education directors in the United States and Canada. Results were analyzed and data compiled using descriptive statistics. The results indicated the following conclusions: (1) field directors should be included in discussions when the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) develops accreditation standards for field education; (2) there should be ongoing representation of field education on CSWE committees; (3) greater emphasis on the teaching of ethics to social work practicum students is needed; (4) classroom theory should be more closely integrated with practice issues; and (5) more textbooks on field education should be developed. An overall recommendation emerged that there is a definite need to set prioritized goals for the North American Field Education Directors Association. Such goals would include a closer working relationship with the accrediting body. Included are 3 tables, appendixes containing copies of the transmittal letter and the questionnaire, and 15 references. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Council on Social Work Education; North American Field Education Directors Assn
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (Kansas City, MO, March 1992).