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ERIC Number: EJ1179929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Emerging Social Work Field Education Trends in China
Cai, Yi; Bo, Ai; Hsiao, Suh Chen
Journal of Social Work Education, v54 n2 p324-336 2018
MSW [master of social work] field education in China has been adopting Western models. However, this adaptation cannot address all educational and professional training needs in China. This study used an exploratory qualitative study design and interviewed 54 MSW students regarding their field experiences at a university in Shanghai. Results revealed six key themes: field education curriculum design's influence on student field experiences, faculty advisers' influence on student field experiences, field agencies' expectations toward MSW intern performance, field agencies' capacity to host MSW interns, student perceptions of their professional competencies, and students' coping strategies to manage challenges in field practicum. Competency-based social work field education is a potential solution to address the current social work field education challenges in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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