ERIC Number: EJ1029605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Mentoring Field Directors: A National Exploratory Study
Ellison, Martha L.; Raskin, Miriam S.
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n1 p69-83 2014
In social work field education, mentoring is underused and lacks research data. There is a paucity of research that examines the effect mentoring has on social work field directors who administer field programs at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. This exploratory study fills this void by examining the mentoring opportunities and experiences of field directors. The results show that there is a desire by field directors to receive assistance and collaborate with mentors on scholarly activities. The most helpful aspects of mentoring include having a mentor who acted as a sounding board, gave advice on administering the field program, and provided strategies for success. Suggestions for future research on mentoring field directors are presented.
Descriptors: Mentors, Field Experience Programs, Social Work, Administrators, Professional Development, Program Administration, Educational Opportunities, Work Experience, Educational Practices, Program Descriptions, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Learning Strategies, Demography, Likert Scales, Learning Activities, Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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