ERIC Number: ED248772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Field Practica: An Appraisal of One BSW Program.
McCullagh, James G.
A model of field instruction for bachelor of social work (BSW) students was studied. Objectives were: to examine selected agency indicators of practica satisfaction, determine the extent of integration between field practica and other social work courses, ascertain the contribution of the social work curriculum in preparing students for their first social work position, and determine the role of field practica satisfaction as it relates to retention of BSW students and recent graduates. The study sample consisted of 86 juniors and seniors majoring in social work and 101 BSW graduates for the years 1977 to 1980 from one social work program. The majority of respondents were white, female, Kentucky residents, and 22 years old at time of graduation. The questionnaire focused on: career choices, program satisfaction, extent of satisfaction with social work course preparation for work, demographic and academic information, and practica experiences including level of responsibility of agency assignments, significance of agency assignments, satisfaction with placement for learning needs, frequency of supervisory conferences, and extent of effective integration of practica with other social work courses. The model of field instruction utilized the organizing framework of teaching-learning centers. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revision of a paper presented with Paul Raffoul at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (Ft. Worth, TX, March 13-16, 1983).