ERIC Number: EJ1068517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Off-Site Supervision in Social Work Education: What Makes It Work?
Maynard, Sarah P.; Mertz, Linda K. P.; Fortune, Anne E.
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n3 p519-534 2015
The field practicum is the signature pedagogy of the social work profession, yet field directors struggle to find adequate field placements--both in quantity and quality. To accommodate more students with a dwindling pool of practicum sites, creative models of field supervision have emerged. This article considers off-site supervision and its potential for expanding quality learning opportunities for social work students. We use responses from a series of think tanks with social work field educators from across the United States, combined with a program's student and supervisor focus groups to provide insights into the use of off-site supervision.
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Practicums, Practicum Supervision, College Faculty, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Focus Groups, Supervisors, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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